Category Archives: Tourmaline

Semi Precious Gemstones

Precious, Semi-precious gemstones

August 30, 2018

Gemstones are classified as Precious or Semi-precious but what do we really know about these terms, who created them, where, when and why? I’ve often wondered about these questions – maybe you have too – but found answers elusive maybe because they were trade secrets. After much searching, however, and talking to the right people […]

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Tourmaline gemstone

October 28, 2017

Tourmaline is a complicated gemstone – at least I think so – because it is not a single stone, a single mineral, or a family like the garnet but rather a group of minerals, 27-32 of them, with similar physical properties and crystal structures though differing greatly in their chemical compositions. It is therefore this […]

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Tourmaline gemstone

July 18, 2016

The gemstone with the most amazing range of colours, even an incomparable variety of colours to all others including families is the Tourmaline and therefore it is the one gem that suits every taste, mood, colour preference, and even skin tone to give everyone on earth his or her own unique gemstone because no two […]

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Paraiba Tourmaline

September 18, 2014

I just couldn’t resist including a photo of this green tourmaline – not just any green tourmaline but the extremely rare Paraiba Tourmaline that was first discovered in Brazil’s Paraiba state in 1989 and introduced to the world the following year. Like the Tsavorite and the Russia Chrome Diopside, the Paraiba Tourmaline seems to glow […]

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