- The gemstone receives its name from the Sinhalese words "tura mali", or "stone of mixed colors"
- Tourmaline is the gemstone of energy and growth
- The most expensive tourmaline jewelry pieces are typically ones that are dark blue or pink
- Tourmaline has a huge variation in color, from black to yellow
- Tourmaline, along with Opal, is the birthstone of October
- Tourmaline gemstones are most commonly mined in Russia, the Middle East, California, and parts of Africa