Available in a spectrum of colours and colour combinations, tourmaline lives up to its name, which means “mixed stone.” With a rainbow of colours, tourmaline can easily enhance any jewellery collection. Cranberry red, hot magenta, bubble gum pink, peach and orange, canary yellow, mint, grass and forest green, ocean blue, violet… tourmaline is all of these and more.
Tourmaline is also known for its ability to display several colours in one gemstone. These bi-colour or tri-colour gems are formed in many combinations and are highly prized. One multi-colour variety is known as watermelon tourmaline and features green, pink and white colour bands. To resemble its namesake, the gemstone is cut into thin slices with a pink centre, white ring and green edge.