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In 1500's brazil, a conquistador mistakenly identified a dusty green tourmaline as emerald. This confusion lived on until the 1800's, when gem identification became sophisticated enough to identify it as a mineral species of its own in the 1800's. Tourmaline comes in such a wide variety of colors that it earned the name "tourmaline" from the Sinhalese word for "mixed gems". Watermelon tourmaline is known for having pink centers that fade into green edges (or the reverse).