How to Buy a Tourmaline?

Answer Tourmalines are the most colorful gemstones found in nature. A member of the quartz family, these stones are a versatile and beautiful stone for jewelry. According to the Gemological Society, the t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Buy a Tourmaline

Is watermelon tourmaline a true form of tourmaline?

Tourmaline gemstones form in igneous and metamorphic rock and are found all over North and South America in pink (rubellite), green, blue, orange, purple and many other shades. The rare "watermelon... Read More »

Where does tourmaline come from?

Tourmaline is a gemstone composed of aluminium boron silicate crystals. They are found in many places throughout the world, including Sri Lanka, Brazil, South Africa, southwest Africa, Nigeria and ... Read More »

What is tourmaline used for?

Tourmaline is a mineral group whose 11 distinct species occur in all colors. Tourmaline gemstones are used in jewelry. Applying pressure to some tourmaline crystals causes an electrical charge, mak... Read More »

How Much Does Tourmaline Cost?

One of the reasons tourmaline is a popular semi-precious stone is because of its variations in color. A tourmaline crystal can be almost any solid color, bi-color or multicolor.