Multi-Color Tourmaline Bracelet Ultimate Grade
For millennia, Tourmaline has been a prized gemstone. It was used to adorn Royal crowns, as well as Royal carvings. Each color of Tourmaline has its own properties:
Green – Virility, strength & stamina (physical & emotional)
Blue – Clear, open & honest communication
Purple – Release emotional attachments
Yellow – Breaks & dissolves negative energy (powerful)
Pink – Compassion & gentleness
Fun story: A friend of Julie’s owns a Tourmaline mine in Southern California. His name is Jeff and shared with her this fascinating historical story about his mine. In the late 1800’s, Jeff’s mine, along with three others, were dependent on exporting their pink Tourmaline to China. The Chinese Dowager Empress Tz’u Hsi was especially fond of the color. Once the material arrived in China, craftsmen carved the Tourmaline into snuff bottles and other pieces to be set in jewelry. The next part of this story cannot be found on the internet. As a result of pink Tourmaline’s newly found fame, when miners would discover any of the other colors, like green, blue, purple, yellow or watermelon, they tossed them over a cliff. Some of these gemstones can still be found on the mine property after 125 years! Julie found a few of them herself. She calls them her royal discards. She also found one of the snuff bottles at an auction and prevailed as the highest bidder. The lid is made from tourmaline and the body carved in a ‘ghost/spirit’ design from smoky quartz. This is just one of countless stories that gives us a glimpse into the history of our majestic mineral kingdom.