TOURMALINE

Hand picked beautiful and unique natural Tourmaline set into South Australian made custom jewellery by Michelle Kennedy, Bluebell Design.

TOURMALINE

HARDNESS: 7-7.5

LOCATION: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Burma, Sri Lanka

BIRTHSTONE MONTH: October & 8th Anniversary

COLOURS: Every colour from colourless through to black, including pastel to dark shades of each colour along with various colours in the same stone

FACTS:

  • Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium or potassium
  • All coloured Tourmalines display ‘pleochroism.’ which means their colour, when viewed at different angles changes subtly. In some stones, this is barely noticeable but with others is quite apparent
  • Watermelon Tourmaline is a naturally formed bi-colour gemstone with either a red/pink centre with a surrounding green layer or vice versa
  • Tourmaline translates to ‘Turamali’ meaning ‘stone of mixed colours’
  • Pyroelectricity - Tourmaline becomes electrically charged when it is heated
  • Piezoelectricity – Tourmaline becomes electrically charged under extreme pressure
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