Watermelon Tourmaline Earrings Set in 14k Gold
Watermelon Tourmaline set in 14k gold on sterling silver with 14k gold ear wires. These vibrant pink gems have a slight green edge which is typical of watermelon tourmaline. They are rose cut (which means they have facets all over) so they are especially bright and will catch the light as you move. The stones measure 12mm long by 9mm wide. In their setting, the total measurement of the earring is 20mm long (including the ring) and they are 14mm wide.
Tourmaline was originally discovered in 1554 by Francisco Spinoza who dubbed it "Brazilian Emerald". It is also found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and the United States (California and Maine). Several African countries have recently become big producers of gem Tourmaline, specifically Madagascar, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Malawi. Tourmaline is one of the birthstones for October, opal being the other.
Watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that can have three different colors in the same crystal - green , pink and white. The colors i occur naturally. This is a very rare occurrence in nature. Watermelon tourmaline is said to attract love. It is also said to balance the male and female energies within. The green part feeds your life force and the pink part harmonizes it.
These are one of a kind (all tourmalines will vary). The earrings you see in the photo are the ones you will receive. They will arrive in a beautiful gift box with a free polishing cloth. Like all my jewelry, these earrings come with a lifetime warranty. If they ever need a repair, just send them to me and I will fix them and send them back to you at no charge. is 3/4" by 5/8".