The deep green colour of Tourmaline is believed to bring joy to those who wear it and is considered one of the most valuable colours in this gemstone family.
Green is the most common colour of tourmaline and ranges from yellowish-green to dark, rich green. Many crystals exhibit two or more colours. Crystals displaying only one colour are rare and can often be confused with other gems.
The name “Tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese word “turamali” or “thoramalli”, meaning stone with mixed colours.
Green stones are said to bring joy for life. They promote an appreciation for the many wonders that life has to offer. It encourages patience and openness, as well as a sincere interest in fellow human beings.
Scientifically, tourmalines are one of the more interesting minerals, due to their wide colour range. It is a boron silicate mineral containing colouring elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium or potassium.