Tourmaline, Mix, Natural, Smooth Round in sizes 4mm, 6mm, 8mm & 10mm

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Tourmaline, Mix, Natural, Smooth Round. This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

4mm strands have 90 to 95 pieces

6mm strands have 60 to 65 pieces

8mm strands have 43 to 48 pieces 

10mm strands have 33 to 38 pieces 

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing.

Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone. Somewhere in Brazil in the 1500s, a Spanish conquistador washed the dirt from a green tourmaline crystal and confused it with emerald.  This confusion continued until scientists recognized tourmaline as a distinct mineral species in the 1800s.   The confusion about the stone’s identity is even reflected in its name, which comes from “toramalli”, which means “mixed gems” in the language of Sri Lanka. 

The tourmaline holds the record for one of the most colorful gemstones. The tourmaline is also known as the "Rainbow Gem" because is the only gem that can come in every color.

Tourmaline crystals are found in the United States, Southern California, Connecticut, and Maine.  Outside of the USA it can be found in Brazil, Madagascar and Russia and many parts of Africa and Asia. 

Tourmaline is the state gemstone of Maine.

Hardness 7-7.5