Green Tourmaline Tourmaline derives from the Sinhalese term "turamali", which translates as "stone of mixed colors". The very name refers to the unique spectrum of colors displayed by this gemstone, which is second to none in the realm of precious stones. One of the most versatile of gemstones, tourmaline is available in every color, from colorless to black.
Green is one of the most valuable of tourmaline colors, often available in large and affordable green gems, tourmaline is a great choice. Green dravite is a rare, chromium-bearing tourmaline variety which is found along with tsavorite garnet. Chrome tourmaline is a forest-green color. A more common variety of green tourmaline is also known as verdelite, which varies from bluish-green to yellowish- and brownish-green. Often, tourmaline shows more than one color in a single gemstone, depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
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