The name Tourmaline was derived from the Singhalese word „turmali“ = red or brown gemstone.  So the Dutch termed the stone Tourmaline when they brought it for the first time from Ceylon to Europe in 1703.

There is no other gemstone showing a similar variety of colour. Tourmalines exist in: pink, red, yellow, brown, green, blue, multi-coloured, purple, black. Tourmalines showing one colour only are quite rare; usually in one and the same Tourmaline crystal there exist different shades or even different primary colours.

The most prolific occurrences are located in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, the Zambia, Namibia and Afghanistan. Pink, intensive red (Rubellite variety) and bright green are the colours most in demand.

Even inn the early years of their professional involvement with gemstones, the firm of Wolfgang Wagner put special emphasis on the complicated matter of working with Tourmalines. This long experience and the vast knowledge on structure and appearance of Tourmaline crystals gives Wolfgang Wagner today the opportunity, to offer our clients Tourmalines in spectacularly beautiful colours and exceptional qualities. 

Wolfgang Wagner - Edelsteinschleiferei
Grosse Trenk 13 - 55743 Idar-Oberstein
Telefon ++49 67 81 / 4 69 66 - Telefax ++49 67 81 / 4 29 53