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Teal Tourmaline – What makes this gemstone ideal for all occasions?

Teal Tourmaline has become one of the more popular gemstones used when creating a piece of jewellery, but one may wonder, why is this the case? What is special about the tourmaline gemstone?

In this blog, we will take you through everything there is to know about this unique and beautiful gemstone and what makes it so popular and special. Furthermore, we will discuss what the Teal Tourmaline is and what makes its beauty unique.

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A selection of our loose Teal Tourmaline gemstones; we have an array of different shapes, sizes and hues available to view in person: Contact Us

What is a Tourmaline?

Tourmaline is a gemstone which has become extremely popular all over the world. The Tourmaline gemstone is the name given to a wide range of boron silicate minerals. These minerals vary within the Tourmaline group which results in Tourmaline being available in a wide range of colours across the spectrum. This means that Tourmalines have the most colours and colour combinations available amongst all the other mineral groups.

Tourmalines Have The Most Colours And Colour Combinations Available Amongst All The Other Mineral Groups, Teal Tourmalines Remain A Particularly Striking Gemstone Choice.
Tourmalines have the most colours and colour combinations available amongst all the other mineral groups; teal tourmalines remain a particularly striking gemstone choice.

The Tourmaline is also the birthstone for the month of October. This proves to be very fitting as October is the month in which Autumn commences in the Northern Hemisphere and the leaves on the trees begin to change colours. The wide range of colours available for the Tourmaline perfectly resembles the changing of colours of the leaves.

What is Teal Tourmaline?

The Teal Tourmaline is an extremely popular choice when it comes to choosing a gemstone which is unique and fitting for all occasions. This gemstone is one of the many Tourmalines which consist of a combination of colours. The colour is a combination of blue and green to create a refreshing and unique colour, ‘teal’.

This gemstone is also referred to as the “Peacock Tourmaline” due to the similarities between the colour of the stone and the colour of a peacock. Just as the peacock reflects a blue-green colour in its natural beauty, so does the teal/peacock tourmaline with its unique mixed colour.

The Rich Blues And Greens Of Teal Tourmaline: Raw Uncut Teal Tourmaline (Right) Robert M. Lavinsky
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0; Cut And Polished Teal Tourmaline (Left)
The rich blues and greens of teal tourmaline: Raw Uncut Tourmaline (Right) Robert M. LavinskyCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0; Cut and Polished Teal Tourmaline (left)

What is the origin of Tourmaline?

Our Tourmaline is found in southern Africa. Other sources include Brazil and the United States.

What is the history of the Tourmaline?

Tourmaline has a rich history that dates back many years. The earliest history of the Tourmaline can be traced to Brazil where a green tourmaline was found. When this green gemstone was originally found, many confused it with the Emerald due to its green colour and it was only in the 19th century that scientists were able to clear up the confusion by confirming that the Tourmaline was its own distinct mineral species.

Due to the wide range of colours in which a Tourmaline is found, for many years people confused this gemstone for other gemstones such as rubies and sapphires based on the colour of the Tourmaline they found.

This 376.85-Carat Tourmaline Was Carved By O. Hansen, Using The Colors Of The Tourmaline As Part Of The Design. - Chip Clark, Courtesy Smithsonian Institution, National Museum Of Natural History
This 376.85-carat tourmaline was carved by O. Hansen, using the colours of the tourmaline as part of the design. – Chip Clark, courtesy Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Why is Tourmaline a desirable choice as a gemstone?

Tourmaline has been known to be a gemstone which symbolizes the encouragement of love which makes it the ideal choice when designing and creating an engagement ring. Tourmaline is also an exceptionally durable gemstone as it ranks at a high 7 to 7.5 on the hardness scale. This makes the Tourmaline gemstone perfect for a piece of jewellery which one would wear daily.

Tourmalines are the perfect addition to one’s engagement ring as they create a unique and colourful masterpiece suitable to every budget. The amazing array of colours available to choose from makes the Tourmaline the perfect gemstone for every occasion.

Concept Design Using A Round Cut Teal Tourmaline - We Have A Large Selection Of Loose Teal Tourmalines As Well As Peacock Sapphires In Stock And Ready To View: Contact Our Designers For More Information On Our Custom Design Offering
Concept design using a round cut teal tourmaline – We have a large selection of loose teal tourmalines as well as peacock sapphires in stock and ready to view: contact our designers for more information on our custom design offering
Concept Design Using A Princess Cut Teal Tourmaline - We Have A Large Selection Of Loose Teal Tourmalines As Well As Teal Sapphires In Stock And Ready To View: Contact Our Designers For More Information On Our Custom Design Offering
Concept design using a princess cut teal tourmaline – We have a large selection of loose teal tourmalines as well as teal sapphires in stock and ready to view: contact our designers for more information on our custom design offering

Design Your Dream Teal Tourmaline Engagement Ring

Contact us today to schedule a private consultation with one of our highly qualified designers to create your dream teal tourmaline engagement ring or jewellery piece.

Mark Solomon is a renowned Cape Town manufacturing jeweller as well as an award-winning Cape Town jewellery designer who takes much pride in turning a design into an exquisite reality within just a few days.

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