Deborah Despres and Edgar Allen Beem

Yankee Magazine

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

The word “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese tura mali, meaning “stone of mixed colors.” Shades of tourmaline cover the full spectrum and may be bicolored or multicolored. Tourmaline is Maine’s official state mineral. Of the many mineral varieties classified as tourmaline, “elbaite” is the rarest, often made into fine jewelry. Black tourmaline, or “schorl,” is […]