Tourmaline is a precious gem of the silicate family. Its name comes given by the Sinhalese term “turmali” that means “stone of several mixed colors”.
As for its history, the first reference gives us the philosopher Theophrastus, with the name Lyngurion, that identified this gem with the property to attract the straw. In addition, one of its most well-known characteristics is that when it is heated, ash and pieces of wood arise because of its pyroelectric quality. In the eighteenth century was also known for this property with the Dutch term “asshentrekker” or “strip ash”. Continue reading “The jewelry with tourmaline, perfect for any occasion”