Watermelon Tourmaline Crystal
Watermelon tourmaline is a variety of the mineral tourmaline with two distinctive zones of colour. When polished for use as a gemstone it can command exceptional prices. Although fascinatingly translucent many varieties of tourmaline are opaque and are not considered to be particularly attractive.
Tourmaline is one of the birthstones for the month of October with alternatives being opal, aquamarine and jasper. A relatively hard stone, it grades 7 to 7½ on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and some of the finest material comes from Brazil.
In crystal healing watermelon tourmaline is said to be beneficial for relationships and is used to heal matters of the heart. It teaches patience, tact and diplomacy and helps one gain a full understanding of any given situation. Stones make excellent gifts for those with an interest in alternative therapies and also represents love, tenderness, friendship and wisdom.
Weight (grams) : 6.3
Size (cms) : 1.7 x 1.1