The Timeless Allure of Tourmaline
Tourmaline has an undeniable allure, from rosy rubellite and enchanting emerald-colored, to the exotic, electric-blue Paraíba. This versatile gemstone has been cherished as a talisman and treasure throughout history. Its dazzling range of more than 100 hues delights designers and jewelry-lovers with a lavish palette of colors.
Origin and Properties
Tourmaline originates from many places around the globe. Brazil and sites throughout Africa produce most of the world’s tourmaline. Other mining include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and North America. The gem has even been uncovered in Australia, Italy, and Switzerland.
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