Watermelon Tourmaline is a type of Tourmaline that has a pink center and green perimeter around the outside, resembling a watermelon and it’s rind. This is one of the very few stones where you can see the formation process etched into the mineral. As the Pink Tourmaline in the center was forming and thickening, exposure to additional minerals such as manganese and lithium caused the stone to change color overtime. This special Tourmaline was discovered at a mine in Newry, Maine in 1902, but can be found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Brazil. Brazil is famous for being known as having the finest Watermelon Tourmalines ever discovered, more specifically around the Minas Gerais region of the country. In the early 1970’s a large pocket of extremely high grade Watermelon Tourmaline was found very close to the mine in which it was discovered. Only 5 miles away from Newry, Plumbago Gem Pit started pulling out some of the most amazing specimens ever seen in the world at that time.
Watermelon Tourmaline is a very powerful heart stone that is here to help calm and soothe your emotions. It helps one access and unlock the deepest parts of one's heart, pushing one to fully cleanse and heal all emotional wounds. Watermelon Tourmaline is the perfect stone to help one combat anxiety and depression that may push one into a dark or sad place. This stone offers up light, love, and rejuvenation to help keep ones heart and mind imbued with joy, general happiness, being more adventurous, having increased daily energy, self-love and confidence are all brought out when wearing or carrying Watermelon Tourmaline. Lovers of this stone generally like to place a piece on a necklace or locket directly over the heart to help combat emotional distress daily.
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