Tourmaline

Tourmaline

The word tourmaline has come from the Sinhalese words 'tura mali', which means 'mixed colors'. As its name suggests, it is found in a huge swathe of hues and color blends, more than any other gemstone on the planet. Hence, no two stones of tourmaline can ever be identified. Since a significant number of its hues appear to be like the shades of different gemstones, numerous tourmaline stones have been misidentified as rubies and sapphires. This colourful stone shows a decent hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. The rarest hues, which include copper and electric blue, are the most expensive. Numerous mystical forces have been credited to tourmaline over the ages, including the ability to improve masterful innovativeness. In spite of the fact that Brazil is the most well-known place for sourcing tourmaline, the stone is additionally mined in Tanzania, Madagascar, Australia, Sri Lanka, the United States, and Russia. In the United States it is an alternative October birthstone.