A carving in elbaite tourmaline. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Birthstone of October
Tourmaline can be found all over the world, however today, most pink tourmalines are sourced from Brazil. Mysterious and alluring, tourmaline is found in a variety of colors, sometimes with multiple hues in one stone. The gem was first identified in Sri Lanka, where the local Sinhalese appropriately called the gem ‘tura mali’ meaning ‘mixed colors'.
Part of tourmaline’s charm comes from an unusual property known as pyroelectricity. This creates that rainbow effect when exposed to heat or placed under pressure, and earned tourmaline the nickname ‘electric stone’ and ‘Ceylonese Magnet.’
Those seeking out a vibrant stone will see ours at Azeera are uncomparable with that bright, often iconic rose pink and a touch of purple – the ideal tourmaline –cut into diverse range of settings.