Bi-Colour Tourmaline & Citrine Silver Pendant
$39.95 exc. GST
Green/Yellow Bi-Colour Tourmaline and Citrine in Sterling SIlver.
Brightly colored Sri Lankan gem tourmalines were brought to Europe in great quantities by the Dutch East India Company to satisfy a demand for curiosities and gems Tourmaline was sometimes called the “Ceylonese [Sri Lankan] Magnet” because it could attract and then repel hot ashes due to its pyroelectric properties. The gem was also highly valued by alchemists who, perhaps because of it’s pyroelectric effect, believed it to be related to the philosopher’s stone. All hemimorphic crystals are pyroelectric and sometimes also have magnetic properties. Tourmalines were also used by chemists in the 19th century to polarize light by shining rays onto a cut and polished surface of the gem.
The tourmaline is lab-created.
Size: 1 3/8 Inches
Metal: Sterling Silver