Multi-Color Tourmaline Woven Drop Earrings. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The faceted Labradorite gemstones are woven onto the large oval/drop shape and are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. These go great with our matching Multi-Color Tourmaline Gemstone Microweave Bracelet.
Height: 2.5″ (top of ear wire to bottom of the oval/drop)
Width: 1.25″ (widest point)
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 and the gemstone can be found in a wide variety of colors.
Tourmaline has a variety of colors. Iron-rich tourmalines are usually black to bluish-black to deep brown, while magnesium-rich varieties are brown to yellow, and lithium-rich tourmalines are almost any color: blue, green, red, yellow, pink, etc. Rarely, it is colorless. Bi-colored and multicolored crystals are common, reflecting variations of fluid chemistry during crystallization. Crystals may be green at one end and pink at the other, or green on the outside and pink inside; this type is called watermelon tourmaline. Some forms of tourmaline are dichroic; they change color when viewed from different directions.
The pink color of tourmalines from many localities is the result of prolonged natural irradiation. During their growth, these tourmaline crystals incorporated Mn2+ and were initially very pale. Due to natural gamma-ray exposure from radioactive decay of 40K in their granitic environment, gradual formation of Mn3+ ions occurs, which is responsible for the deepening of the pink to red color.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Tourmaline (opens in a new window)