A Detailed Guide On Tourmaline
Often when people hear the term jewellery, they sometimes begin to visualise a diamond stone, an emerald stone, a ruby stone, or even a sapphire stone. Generally, not many people will see a tourmaline stone as a gemstone simply because this delicate jewel is unknown to many. Due to the wide range of color options, Tourmaline can be used for almost any type of skin.
The popularity of Tourmaline in Australia is growing due to its beautiful outlook, quality, and affordable prices.
What is Tourmaline?
Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone that comes with various colour options and has the incredible ability to detoxify the human body. The name Tourmaline was derived from a Singhalese phrase "Tura Mali" which means mixed stone with vibrant colors. The shape of the tourmaline stone is trigonal with vertical growth lines running along the length of the crystal. If you're buying faceted gems, it's almost impossible to determine whether they are natural or fake, unless tested by a qualified and reputable gemological laboratory.
Due to its different colour options and similar patterns, Tourmaline stone is mistaken for some other jewels. During the 16th century, many-colored tourmalines were mistaken as zircons. Numerous coloured stones in crown jewels were thought to be structured and finished with the ruby in the 17th century. But, in reality, it was Tourmaline.
Where Are Tourmalines Found?
This October birthstone is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and the United States (California and Maine). Several African countries have also become big producers of Tourmaline, specifically Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique.
Uses of Tourmaline
Tourmalines are used in jewelry as well as electronics. Tourmaline Pendants in Australia are known to serve several metaphysical purposes. For example:
- Pink Tourmaline is associated with love and romance.
- Blue Tourmaline is to improve meditation.
- Green Tourmaline is to enhance physical health.
- Golden Tourmaline is to find inner strength.
- Black Tourmaline is to protect from negative vibes.
The Tourmaline stone offers a variety of colour options. They have a little advantage because they offer a great variety in terms of size and price. Tourmaline Stone jewellery in Australia is considered a perfect gift for many reasons. At present, Tourmaline stone is only used for jewellery purposes. They were also used by chemists in the 19th century. They discovered that they could divide the light by shining a ray on the polished and cut surface of the tourmaline. Tourmalines are said to have healing powers and are used by some to detox the human body. In addition to aiding the detoxification process, tourmaline is used to improve alertness, relieve stress, and strengthen the immune system.
What Colours are Tourmalines?
Tourmaline may occur in any colour. It has one of the widest colour ranges of any gemstone. Some coloured tourmalines have their trade names:
- Rubellite refers to the red variety of tourmalines.
- Indicolite indicates blue-green tourmalines.
- Those coming from Paraiba (Brazil) are referred to as Paraiba tourmaline.
- Chrome refers to any tourmaline that has an intense green colour.
- The watermelon tourmaline has a pink center and a green outer edge.
- Savannah refers to the gems of tourmaline, which are bright yellow.
Tourmalines are not as well known as precious gemstones such as emeralds, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, opals, turquoise, and amethysts. However, these stones are truly stunning and look gorgeous when set in different jewellery settings, from earrings to bracelets to necklaces to rings.
Are you looking for beautiful Tourmaline pendant necklaces in Australia?
Earth Inspired Creation sources 100% natural materials when it comes to creating beautiful natural stone jewellery. Each tourmaline gemstone is carved and finished with a sterling silver bail which gives an elegant look. Their gemstone jewellry natural shape and colour in simple designs that showcase the stone itself.
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