Brazil has been the world's leading source of tourmaline for nearly 500 years and continues to be so. In the 1500s, Portuguese explorers obtained green and blue tourmaline from indigenous people and from panning streams in search of gold. Tourmaline is found in Afghanistan, Russia, Burma, Sri Lanka and the United States. Several African countries have recently become big producers of the gem as well.

Quality And Appearance

Tourmaline is made up of boron silicate minerals. Tourmaline is also considered a mineral in igneous and metamorphic rocks. They appear similar to crystals but are different in terms of chemical make-up. They can appear in more color combinations than any other mineral group. They are also characterized by their transparency, which can vary from being totally transparent to opaque, regardless of color. The appearance depends on what is being requested specifically.

Tourmaline Buying Guide: The most common color is black. This is also the most potent for healing powers. You can also find tourmaline in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, orange, purple, brown and color-free, or colorless. Tourmaline sometimes has a white streak or a color-less steak depending on the hardness of the gem itself. They can range in transparent to opaque or anything in between. Their price point ranges from $400-$1000 per carat depending on the quality, rarity and hardness.

Therapeutic Properties

Thought of as being a grounding component to the center of the earth from the base chakra, this is a mental healer as well as responsible for changing negative energy into positive energy through purification. It will protect all chakras and the body as well, offering full stability.

Expert Suggestion

Tourmaline promotes understanding and self-confidence while also pushing away fear. It will also attract inspiration, compassion and tolerance in all situations. It can help release tension and even will improve paranoia as well in most users. Tourmaline is thought to have positive support for those dealing with dyslexia, too. For best results, the black tourmaline will offer the most potency when combined with quartz.

Fashion Advice

All colors of tourmaline can be found in jewelry, but the most popular colors are watermelon when it comes to adding some bling. Tourmaline is popular in bracelets, rings and earrings. It can even be used as beads in necklaces. If you are looking to add a pop of color and zing to a boring attire, throw on some tourmaline jewelry and you are good to go!

Gempro Speaks

Gempro belives tourmaline helps clean and transform your energy into higher functioning energy. To harness its power, black tourmaline is thought to be the best, particularly for use in meditation. Rich in mental health benefits, Gempro tourmaline is dedicated to balancing your chakras and protecting your body. It also helps center spiritual energy to the physical plane, helping you get in-tune with all aspects of your life.


Tourmaline will change colors when looked at from different perspectives and angles, similar to diamonds in a classic sense. Some colors, as well as unique stones, show this transience more than others. Finished tourmaline takes this transformation into consideration and will bring out the best color variation possible for customer satisfaction.

Tourmaline Gemstone Specifications

  • Species: Elbaite, Dravite, Schorl
  • Colors: Multicolored
  • Alternate Names: Achroite, Bi-Color Or Parti-Colored, Chrome Tourmaline, Dravite, Elbaite, Fluor-Buergerite, Indicolite, Liddicoatite, Povondtaite, ParaBa Tourmaline, Rubellite, Schorl, Uvite, Verdelite, Watermelon
  • Hardness: 7 to 7.5
  • Month: September/October
  • Zodiac: Virgo, Libra
  • Element: Water
  • Property: Balance, Positive transformation, Stability


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