Tourmaline

Tourmaline comes in many colors - but primarily in pink and green. It is beautiful in rings, necklaces, and pendants.

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Jewelry & Crystals
Tourmaline Pendants, Tourmaline Earrings, Tourmaline Rings and Tourmaline Bracelets through Amazon

Tourmaline Jewelry and Crystals courtesy of The Crystal Ball Inc

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Tourmaline Care & Where

    Tourmaline comes in many colors such as blue, yellow, pink, red, black, green and clear. High quality blue tourmaline is the most valuable. It has a hardness of 7.5.

    As with all gems, protect tourmaline from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes (such as leaving it be a heater vent or in a hot car). Do not clean these necklaces and rings in a home ultrasonic cleaner.

    Tourmaline is found in Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and USA (California, Connecticut, Maine, New York and Texas).

Themed Books

    Tourmaline Gem related books:

  • The Tourmaline Group - by Richard Dietrich (currently not available - out of stock)
    This may be the best book on this group of stones.

  • Gemstone Buying Guide: A Guide to Buying - by Renee Newman
    Very nice gemstone identification book.

  • Gemstones of the World - by Walter Schumann
    A very well written source on gemstones with great descriptions and photographs.

    Bibliography:

  • The Curious Lore of Precious Stones - by George Frederick Kunz
    The definitive book on fascinating, traditional gem lore. Very practical.

  • Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks) - by Cally Hall, Harry Taylor (Photographer)
    A field guide to gemstones. Nice pictures and good, brief, well-written descriptions of over 130 varieties of gemstones.

  • Gemisphere Luminary - by Michael Katz
    My favorite reference for the mystical properties of gemstones.

    Thanks to Amazon.com for fast, efficient, and reliable book processing

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Birthstone Months with Tourmaline

  • October Birthstone: Modern/Traditional Birthstone; Other Birthstone (Pink Tourmaline) [found elsewhere on net]
  • Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22): Birthstone
Anniversary Gemstone for Tourmaline

Tourmaline Mystical Properties & Lore

    Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance and is good for building endurance for sports.

    According to legend, all colors of tourmaline protect the wearer against many dangers and misfortune.

    Tourmaline is the US State Gemstone of Maine. Black Buttom Tourmaline is the US State Gemstone of New York.

 

Jokes

    Smiley What did Fabian sing when he brought in his ring for repairs?

      "Tourmaline loose; tourmaline loose, I say ...."