The positivity stone
Its name comes from the Sinhalese "tura mali", which means stone of mixed colours. Legend has it that an evil spirit was enraged to see a beautiful rainbow in the sky. His anger was unleashed at the sight of such varied and beautiful colours above him and he decided to capture the rainbow with a spell. A few years later, explorers found pieces of the broken rainbow of various colours and named them Tourmaline.
Tourmaline is the most colourful gemstone in existence. From deep reds to pastel pinks, greens, yellows, blues, browns, blacks and even tourmalines with two colours mixed together to form twocoloured stones. The most prized bi-coloured stones are the watermelon tourmalines, which, as the name suggests, combine the green and fuchsia characteristics of watermelon. Paraiba tourmalines have a neon blue-green or bright turquoise colour and are the most sought after, costing considerably more than even diamonds.
For a long time, green tourmalines or verdelites have been sold as emeralds and for centuries red tourmalines were mistaken for rubies. So much so that many of the 16th century Russian crowns are tourmalines, not rubies as was believed.
The main deposits are in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Russia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and the USA.
The stone associated with positivity. Tourmaline is electrostatic, when it is electrically charged by heat,
cold or friction, it attracts dust particles. For this reason it is a stone that can absorb harmful energies
and free people from them, thus generating a protective field against negative energies.