A gem of many colors: Tourmaline

Tourmaline often gets confused with other gemstones since very few stones can match this wide range of colors! Tourmaline comes in reds, pinks, peaches, greens, yellows, blues and more! Tourmaline has actually been used as a gemstone for centuries, but often mistaken for another kind of gem.

Tourmaline started becoming popular in the late 1800’s when a mine was found in California. The Tiffany gemologist George F. Kunz wrote about the tourmalines of California and Maine, praising their quality.

Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, and the gemstone for the 8th wedding anniversary.

 

 

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