Blue - Blue Green tourmaline
Tourmaline is a widely-available and very attractive gemstone. Because of the
variety of choice, you can also acquire these stones in pretty much any budget.
Tourmaline traditionally comes from the words ‘tura mali’ in Singhalese which,
when translated, means ‘stone of mixed colors’, although a lot of tourmaline
comes in one color only. Blue green tourmaline is, as its name suggests, a
beautiful array of stones in wonderful hues of blue and green.
Tourmaline is extremely popular in jewelry making because of the simple beauty of the stones. They are available in such a wide range of colors, sizes and cuts that many unique items can easily be created. It is a soft stone (7-7.5 on the Moh’s scale) so it is ideal for making items of jewelry because it is easy to shape. Ready-made tourmaline jewelry is widely available on the internet, but many people choose to buy blue green tourmaline gemstones themselves to create more one-off items at home.
One of the most popular types of tourmaline on the market is Paraiba. It is deep blue through to green in color and can be very expensive (depending on size, weight and clarity). This type of tourmaline was traditionally found in the Paraiba region of Brazil. However, more recently, examples have been discovered in Nigeria and Mozambique.
Blue-green tourmaline often exhibits qualities very similar to Paraiba tourmaline and therefore is a more affordable stone. Some have such deep color and quality they rival even the most beautiful Paraiba tourmaline.
There are many places where you can buy blue green tourmaline. Blue-green tourmaline values vary greatly depending on your supplier. Try searching the internet for suppliers of gemstones and compare the prices that they are offering. If you prefer face to face service, you could try visiting bead shops in your local area to see if they can beat the blue-green tourmaline price you’ve been offered online. They will also be able to provide you with quantities of loose blue-green tourmaline for use in jewelry making. Loose blue green tourmaline stones come without any setting so that you can decide how you would like to display them.
The blue-green tourmaline is available in a variety of shapes. You can buy square, round, emerald cut, heart shaped, pear and many other cuts. The colors in this stone can vary from very deep shades to softer, lighter tones. The shades in the tourmaline can vary when held up to the light. It is one of the most sought-after types of tourmaline. There are many places online where you can choose different cuts of this stone and they make exceptionally beautiful items of jewelry, especially when set against sterling silver.
Tourmaline stones have many spiritual properties. They are said to possess the power to increase self-confidence, boost physical energy and increase one’s understanding. They are said to be useful in dealing with grief and anger and are useful in relaxing body and mind. They can be extremely helpful in removing stress from one’s body and bring tranquility and serenity.