tourmaline

noun
tour·​ma·​line | \ ˈtu̇r-mə-lən How to pronounce tourmaline (audio) , -ˌlēn \

Definition of tourmaline

: a mineral of variable color that consists of a complex borosilicate and is valued as a gem when transparent and cut

Examples of tourmaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Irene Neuwirth 18-karat rose gold, fire opal and pink tourmaline tropical flower studs; mom of three Zoe Saldaña rocks the jeweler on the red carpet; $4,180, ireneneuwirth.com. Carol Mccolgin, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 May 2022 The colored gemstone version is set with 21 emeralds, 18 blue tourmaline, 276 tsavorites and 536 sapphires, and comes on a purple-green gradient calfskin strap. Carol Besler, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Ellis wore a grouping of one-of-a-kind jewels by the L.A.-based designer, including Neuwirth’s Gemmy Gem earrings set with beryl, aquamarine, imperial topaz, tourmaline and diamonds. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 Next comes the infrared layer, which is infused with healing amethyst and tourmaline crystals that deepen the benefits of infrared therapy. Spin Contributor, SPIN, 28 Mar. 2022 Emerald studs and a ring featuring a 13.12-carat green tourmaline finished the look. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 Spa treatments can be traditional, such as a tourmaline clay wrap in a creekside cabana, or totally touchless—like via ferrata climbs and meditative hikes meant to target stress and fatigue. Jennifer Konerman, Sunset Magazine, 23 Mar. 2022 Spa treatments can be traditional, such as a tourmaline clay wrap in a creekside cabana, or totally touchless—think via ferrata climbs and meditative hikes meant to target stress and fatigue. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 31 Jan. 2022 This particular setting is classic and timeless but still feels modern, especially when reimagined with more colorful gemstones like tourmaline, topaz, and blue sapphire—or unexpected Asscher diamond or emerald cuts. Deanna Pai, Glamour, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tourmaline

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tourmaline

Sinhalese toramalli carnelian

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Last Updated

6 May 2022

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“Tourmaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tourmaline. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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