Tourmaline

Enhancing calmness and harmony, tourmaline is mostly found in Brazil, USA and Sri Lanka. All tourmaline gems share the same crystal structure but the most common tourmaline hue is yellow/ green while the most valuable is emerald green. Tourmaline is suitable for any cut which makes it ideal for creating a unique statement piece of jewellery.

Moh hardness: 7 - 7.5 (1 softest to 10 hardest)

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Tourmaline care

Tourmaline is a durable gemstone however it will need some looking after to ensure that it is kept looking its best. tourmaline jewellery should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and damage to and from other jewellery. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause tourmaline stones to become dull. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine may cause erosion to tourmaline stones so these should be avoided. To clean tourmaline jewellery rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth. Tourmaline is sensitive to temperature, high heat or sudden changes in temperature could cause fracturing.