Pink Tourmaline

Family: Tourmaline
Colour: Colourless, pink, red, yellow, brown, green blue, multicoloured
Hardness: 7-7.5 (as per Mohs hardness scale)
Sources: Mainly Brazil, also Burma, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States
Interesting Facts: Some tourmaline crystals are called ‘watermelon; like the cross section of a watermelon, they are red in the core, with a middle layer of white and an outer layer of green. Pink or red tourmaline can be referred to as ‘rubellite\
which means reddish in Latin. Tourmalines have pyroelectric properties. When rubbed they become electrically charged and will attract dust particles.

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