Watermelon tourmaline is known for having two distinctive zones of colour. Although crystals can be fascinatingly translucent, many varieties of tourmaline are opaque. These stones are not considered to be particularly attractive.
When used for its metaphysical properties 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. It makes an excellent gifts for those with an interest in alternative therapies and also represents love, tenderness, friendship and wisdom.