Vibrantly Maine: The Maine Tourmaline Story

Whether you are living far away and want to take a piece of home with you, you have an important, special memory in Maine, or you just love the stunning, vibrant colors of Maine Tourmaline, this gemstone is sure to become a favorite and develop into a piece of jewelry to pass down for generations to come. 

Mined right here in Maine, Maine Tourmaline is a local favorite and an international treasure. Varying in shades from bright, raspberry pink, to pink and green watermelon gradient, all the way to a brilliant, solid green, this gemstone is a fantastic way to bring a pop of color to any outfit you’d like to spice up!

Maine Tourmaline

Though Tourmaline can be found in many locations around the world, including California and Brazil, the rare beauty of Maine’s Watermelon Tourmaline is unbeatable. These stunning, colorful Tourmaline gems are found across the state, but are most commonly found in brilliant shades in the Oxford County and Auburn-Poland area. Here, the Tourmaline supply is abundant and world renowned for their crystal size, incredible clarity, and dazzling color combinations. Rough Maine Tourmaline

The exquisite Watermelon Tourmaline is so beloved and special to the state that it has even been named Maine’s official state mineral! Perhaps the most impressive example of Maine Tourmaline ever discovered is the “Jolly Green Giant” crystal. This 10-inch, green Tourmaline piece was found at Dunton Mine in Newry, Maine in 1972. If you are up for a drive, you can visit this gem at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. as part of their expansive mineral collection!

Tourmaline’s incredible color variety makes it a stone that is truly for everyone. With its sweet sentiment and reminder of home for anyone that feels a connection to Maine, it's the perfect gift for those you hold close to your heart. Cut Maine TourmalineTourmaline’s beauty lies in its incredible variety and individuality within each distinctive gemstone. This makes it a fantastic choice for personal, customized pieces of jewelry! Designing customized jewelry is a simple and wonderful way to show the people you love most how much they mean to you, creating a piece you know they’ll love. Whether you choose to place the tourmaline stone of your dreams in a traditionally meaningful piece, like an engagement ring, or you decide on a simpler style like a necklace or pair of earrings, the gemstone you choose is sure to leave your loved one speechless and in awe of its incredible beauty.

If custom design isn’t your thing, though, there are countless beautiful options of exclusive Maine Tourmaline jewelry pieces here at Day’s Jewelers that are sure to enchant the life of anyone who has the pleasure of receiving them! Designed right here at Day's Jewelers in Maine, these pieces are truly the beautiful, local choice!

Maine Pink Tourmaline Ring in 14kt White Gold with DiamondsMaine Bicolor Tourmaline Necklace in 14kt Yellow GoldMaine Pink and Green Tourmaline Earrings in Sterling Silver

Maine Tourmaline is truly incredible, developing a reputation for itself that is globally recognized and cementing itself as a gemstone that won't be losing its relevance any time soon!

 

Want to learn even more about the story of Maine Tourmaline? Follow the journey of Tourmaline with Tim Swan, Maine Tourmaline miner, and Day's Jewelers very own Julie Collins and Kathy Corey. 

 

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We can't wait to see what you pick out, so be sure to tag @daysjewelers in any of your social media posts with your stunning Maine Tourmaline jewelry!

 

Fondly,

Kyra Zabel

Kyra Zabel

Day's Jewelers Content & Copywriter