Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tourmaline Gemstone

Tourmaline gemstones are found in different colors depending on the chemical composition of the different stones. These stone is known by different names like Verdelite (Green), Rubellite (Pink), Schorl (Black), Indicolite (Blue), Achroite (colorless), Canary (Yellow), watermelon tourmaline. Tourmaline is the birthstone of October.This stone is used as a substitute gem stone. Red, white,green, yellow and blue colored tourmaline are substitutes for ruby,diamond, emerald, yellow sapphire and blue sapphire respectively. This gemstone is also referred to as ‘Rainbow Gemstone'.

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