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Tourmalines are one of the most versatile gemstones around, they come in such a varieyty of colours that you can get stones that vividly show 2 or even 3 colours in one stone. They also occupy a special place in my heart, as they were the first gemtone I hunted abroad as I travled to Namibia in 2015.


Tourmalines can be found all over the world and there are many different varieties, some specific to certain locations, like Pariba Tournalines, a bright blue variety and amongst the most value gemstones. Here is a short list of tourmaline varieties.

As well as our own personal experience, a lot of the information used in this article comes via the GIA and If you are interested in Tourmaline, gemstones and minerals, we suggest checking these sites out.