Tourmalines, loose watermelon tourmalines and colourful stones. Watermelon tourmaline on golden chain necklace

Tourmaline: The Rainbow Gem

Tourmaline: The Rainbow Gem  

Tourmaline – the rainbow of the gem world, an unpredictable chameleon of colours, and a true gemstone explorer's dream. Next time you admire a piece of tourmaline jewelry, remember that it's not just a gem; it's a glimpse into the playful, ever-surprising world of nature's hidden treasures. 

401797028_372793991750626_7080499765073201191_n.jpgFergadot golden Tourmaline necklace, featuring a watermelon tourmaline sourced by us. 

Precious and Unpredictable

Tourmaline, is like that friend who can never decide on a single favourite colour. You see, tourmaline comes in a breath-taking array of colours. From the deep forest greens to the rosy pinks and even electric blues – it's like having a pocket-sized rainbow right in your jewelry box! 

Tourmaline is also known for its splendid clarity. It doesn't just shine; it glows from within.  

Tourmaline's Many Personalities 

Now, here's where it gets even more intriguing! There are a few cousins and sisters in the tourmaline family, i.e. a few different types of tourmaline, each with its unique characteristics: 

  • Rubellite: The fiery red tourmaline is called Rubellite. It’s pretty red makes people confuse it for a Ruby! 
  • Paraiba: Meet the life of the party, Paraiba tourmaline! This one boasts electrifying blues and greens, like the stunning waters of tropical paradise. It's a gem that screams, "Take me on vacation!" 
  • Watermelon Tourmaline: What's green on the outside and pink on the inside? You guessed it – Watermelon Tourmaline! It's like a delicious gemstone fruit salad for your eyes. 


Rarest of Them All 

Now, let's get down to the juicy stuff – which type of tourmaline is the rarest of them all? It's the enchanting Paraiba tourmaline. Those electrifying blues and greens are the hardest to come by, making them the Holy Grail for gem collectors. 


Here, I am wearing a ring featuring an 8 carats Brazilian paraiba tourmaline and 3 carats of diamonds.   

Tourmaline's Origins

You can find it in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and the USA. Each location brings its unique charm to the gem, giving it local character and flair. 




Price per carat 

Rubellite Tourmaline   


Paraiba Tourmaline 

$2,000 to $20,000 

Watermelon Tourmaline 

$50 to $300+ 


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