I was so happy to find this beautiful Watermelon Tourmaline slice with polished surface. The slightly included gem itself measures 14 x 12 mm and I set it in a Sterling Silver bezel. To emphasize the organic shape for the gemstone I hammered the silver all around the gem. The ring size is 5.5 and I you wish I could make the size bigger.
This statement piece is handmade and comes in a beautiful satin pouch
About Watermelon Tourmaline:
Mohs scale hardness: 7-7.5
Watermelon Tourmaline is a popular, rare and unique type of tourmaline that displays green, pink, and white colors naturally all within the same crystal, bringing to mind the watermelon fruit.
It is considered to be a “super activator” of the heart and higher heart chakras, opening them, cleansing them and removing any blockages. Used in meditation it assists with calming the mind and the emotions, allowing us to release stress.
It is associated with the 8th wedding anniversary and the astrological signs of Virgo and Gemini. If kept around the home or the workplace, the healing ions it produces may provide some protection from the negative effects of the electromagnetic fields put off by cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
Tourmaline is the birthstone of Libra (23.09. to 22.10).