Gemstone Lore

Mint Tourmaline

Octagon mint tourmaline gemstone

The premier source for mint tourmaline is Namibia.

These rare gemstones are coveted across the globe.

The unique bluish-green to greenish-blue color of this tourmaline is due to the trace elements of iron and titanium.

Tourmaline is formed in granite-containing pegmatites, a rare igneous rock, and these conditions lead to long slender crystals.

Great skill is needed to cut these gemstones on the right axis to obtain maximum color.

Only a handful of people in the world have the expertise required.