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Tourmaline
You get a lot of bang for your buck with Tourmaline. Available in the most wonderful spectrum of colours, it's typically found in beautiful long prisms lending themselves to more unusual elongated cuts. 

 

Facts

Mineral: Tourmaline
Mohs Hardness: 7-7.5/10
Colour: Most colours
Birthstone: October
Anniversaries: 8th

Rough tourmaline

Where is Tourmaline found?

Tourmaline has been found worldwide, most notably Afghanistan, Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka and the USA. Brazil has been the world's leading source of Tourmaline for almost 500 years and the rarest of all tourmalines, the minty green/blue coloured 'Paraiba' variety are from from the state of Paraiba in Brazil. 

Yellow sapphire

Colour

Tourmaline has one of the widest colour ranges of all gems. Parti-colour tourmalines display more than one colour. One of the most common combinations is green and pink and known as 'Watermelon Tourmaline'.

Moira Patience complimentary consultation

Hardness

Tourmaline is rated 7-7.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness so it's pretty hard. It’s durable enough to wear regularly and has brilliant lustre and polish.

Care & Cleaning

Warm soapy water is a safe bet for cleaning your tourmaline jewellery.

Bespoke Commissions using Tourmalines

Some of Moira's favourite bespoke commissions using Tourmalines.

Bespoke tourmaline ring
bespoke tourmaline ring