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Available in many colours, probably all colours of the rainbow. Its abundant in many forms however the most sort after are the rarer colours like indicolite tourmaline which is the collective nme for blue & bluish colours, a particularly specfic colour originates from a part of Brazil called Pariba hence the blue tourmalines from this region are referred to as Paribas tourmalines.
Green tourmaline is also referred to as verdilite, brown dravite and red purple colour rubelite(likened to raspberry).
Often you'll see a colour change from one end of a touurmaline crystal to the other, this is often colour bi colour or if the change is closer to the end colour zoning, again its names and term and really unless you're collecting, you like what you like!
tourmaline a pink allows us to promote love in what we do, black filters away negativity, green enables looking from the heart. Peace & understanding from the heart. The joy of living your life!
Tourmaline forms primarily in igneous and metamorphic rocks, created hydro thermally, research shows that the better crystals are created in pockets or fractures. It has a complex chemical make up hence the vast range of tourmaline types. Found in many countries even the UK with black tourmaline deposits.
It trigonal with pyramidial faces, striations(lines on the surface), zoning where the colour can change within the stone, mostly longer thinner crystals. However we've seen large tree log pieces on occasion.