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Paraiba Tourmaline / Mineral Friends ♥

Paraiba tourmaline is a rare copper-bearing gem with a vivid neon blue color. First found in Brazil in 1989, similar material has since been found in Africa.

Specimen of polychrome elbaite Tourmaline crystals (28 cm tall), Pederneira, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Green Tourmaline from Brazil.. by jewels by the woods

Minerals:Cabinet Specimens, TOURMALINE. Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, DoceValley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. ... Image #1

Multi-colored Tourmaline crystals above a Lepidolite covered base. emerald-green tips that evolve into a bluish-green coloration which then changes over to a lighter green near the bottom. The lower portion of the actually becomes "watermelon" in that the interior is red while the exterior is green. The pinkish Lepidolite crystals are the perfect accent to this amazing.

♥ Gorgeous Bi-color Paraiba Tourmaline

Beautiful - I wish I knew exactly what this is - it bothers me not to know...

Tourmaline: Legend says that tourmaline is found in all colors because it traveled along a rainbow and gathered all the the rainbow's colors. Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymphs. It is also thought to inspire creativity and was used extensively as a tailsman by artists and writers.

Tourmaline, Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Not sure how untreated or treated this is. ~via Farlang: gems, jewelry, diamonds, silver, sculpture, design