Tourmalines are beloved by HBJ for their singular inclusions that evoke a variety of still-beauty, from lily ponds to watercolor paintings. The discovery of tourmaline occurred during the 1500s in Brazil, where it was mistaken for emerald. Tourmaline’s wide spectrum of colors earned its name from the Sinhalese word for “mixed gems”—green tourmalines are the most popular iteration and a studio favorite for their lush and organic refinement. Rubellite is a rich, ruby-red color of tourmaline, which was once confused with ruby.
MOHs Hardness: 7-7.5
Care: Although tourmalines are sturdy they are not invincible and can break: avoid dropping them onto hard surfaces. To clean your tourmaline jewelry, soak in warm, soapy water and remove any dirt with a toothbrush or the like.
Healing Properties: healing, emotional alignment, and rekindling one’s passions for life.