Tourmaline has become a favorite gemstone among jewelry designers and gem collectors all over the world. Since it is available in a wide variety of colors, it is ideally suited to almost anyone's taste. Tourmaline is also known for displaying several colors in the same gemstone. These bi-color or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations, and gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized. One multi-color variety is known as watermelon tourmaline, and features green, pink, and white color bands; to resemble its namesake, the gemstone is cut into thin slices having a pink center, white ring, and green edge. Tourmaline is found in many locations including Brazil, Afghanistan, East Africa, and the United States of America.
Caring for your tourmaline jewelry is a simple process that will ensure that your gemstone maintains its beautiful sparkle. The best way to keep your gem clean is to bring it to your local Helzberg Diamonds store for a complimentary cleaning and inspection. At home, you can brighten your tourmaline jewelry by gentling wiping the gemstone with a jewelry polishing cloth and warm water.