Along with Opal, Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone of October. The word Tourmaline is derived from the Singhalese word "turmali" which means "mixture of all colored gems". On the Mohs hardness of scale, it is rated 7-7.5 and it has a vitreous luster.
Among all the variety within the Tourmaline group, Paraiba Tourmaline is the most rarest and expensive. It has only been found in Brazil, Nigeria, and Mozambique. These stones are flawless when it comes to jewelry.
Here is the list of some of the royal members and celebrities wearing Tourmaline Jewelry.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has a very good taste of wearing jewelry made out of different gemstones. She wore the Saskatchewan Tourmaline Brooch hosting a foreign president for lunch and holding diplomatic audiences at Buckingham Palace. This Canadian Brooch was made by Rachel Mielke of the Canadian jewelry firm Hillberg and Berk.
In 1850, Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830-1912) received a full parure of jewelry as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Maria Teresa of Sardinia. The parure includes a tiara that features many oval Tourmaline set in Diamond enclosed of a floral design divided by rectangular Tourmaline topped by floral elements.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge is extremely fond of wearing jewelry made out of gemstones. In March 2017, at the National Portrait Museum Gala, she was seen wearing a gorgeous pair of earrings. The earrings feature a round pink Tourmaline surrounded by delicate diamonds set in 18-carats yellow gold and a pear dropped Green Amethysts.
In 2016, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton wore a beautiful Tourmaline earrings during her visit to India made by KiKi McDonough. The earrings consist of Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst, and Diamonds. In March 2018, she was again spotted wearing this earring at St. Patrick's Day parade.
Queen Sonja of Norway originally owns the modern gold tiara with Tourmaline centerpiece. The centerpiece of the tiara can be replaced with diamonds or topaz. On September 13, 2007, she wore the tiara set with Tourmaline during a gala dinner honoring the President of Brazil in Oslo.
Selena Gomez is an American singer and actress who is mostly famous for her role as Alex Russo on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2013, she wore a simple and beautiful Pink Tourmaline ring with a golden band at the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Carrie Underwood is an American singer and songwriter who gained her reputation after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. At the 2014 Billboards Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, she wore a gorgeous pair of Jorge Adeler Black Tourmaline and Diamonds earrings.
Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress who played the role of Pepper Potts as the wife of Tony Stark (Iron Man). She has a strong affection for wearing gemstones. At the Oscars 2015, she wore a magnificent earrings that matched quite perfectly with her pale pink outfit. The earrings include Tourmaline, Diamonds, and Sapphires.
Zooey Deschanel is an American actress who played her role as Jessica Day in New Girl. At the Emmy Awards 2013, she wore a beautifully made Chanel Tourmaline cocktail ring on the red carpet. She looked gorgeous in her outfit and the colors of both the ring and outfit were matching flawlessly.
Ariel Winter is an American actress and voice actress who is widely known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series Modern Family. On January 12, 2014, she wore a beautiful earring in the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The earrings consist of Pink Tourmaline, Brumani Diamond, Aquamarine, and Ruby.
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