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There are 14 officially recognized varieties of tourmaline. And, the name "tourmaline" comes from the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word tura mali which translates as the stone of mixed colors.
|Shocking Pink Oro Tourmaline or Pink Rubelite|
- In particular, it is the gemstone of love and of friendship, and is said to render them firm and long-lasting.
- Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymph.
- It is also believed to inspire creativity and was used a lot as a talisman by artists and writers, as “the stone of muse”.
- The stone is known as the “peace stone,” meant to dispel fear and make its wearer calm.