Tourmaline is the most colourful of all gemstones. It occurs in all colours, but pink, red, green, blue and multicoylored are its most well-known gem colours. Tourmaline is a birthstone for October and the gem of the eighth anniversary.
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Tourmaline gemstones are semi-precious natural stones that are compounded with various elements like, aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline gemstones come in a variety of colors. Some of the fairly common colours available are, green, pure blue, red, orange, yellow, purple, and pink. Raspberry-red rubellites and emerald-green chrome are among the most expensive and rare stones amongst all other tourmaline gemstones.
Tourmalines are heat resistant (not highly though) and offer a good hardness that makes it ideal to wear them regularly. Tourmaline crystals are common and found in various places in the world but East Africa, South Africa and Brazil are the leaders in producing tourmaline. The Tourmaline crystals are long prismatic in shape. They are mostly equant, and acicular. Tourmaline gemstone usually lacking the ability in a UV light so keeping it away from UV rays will make it last longer.
This bright multicolored gemstone was introduced to Europe by the dutches. These stunning stones have high pyroelectric properties. There are multicolored tourmaline crystals, you can see green at one end and pink at the other. These types of crystals are called watermelon tourmalines. Sometimes, there are some tourmaline gemstones discovered that change its color when viewed from different angles.
The most valued colors of Tourmaline gemstones are bright red, blue, and green. Vivid stunning green and blue shades tourmalines are exceptionally rare. Wearing tourmaline jewelry is great as it has many healing properties. It can heal an increased incidence of chronic disease when it gets directly contacted to the body. Aqua Gems jewels have stunning pieces of this rare semi-precious stones, check out here.