The word on the block is that Tourmaline is now a Precious Gem according to my gemologist friend Mary Jane. It seems it's becoming less and less available in the mining. You might know it as the lovely "watermelon" color which has a reddish/pink center and goes into a gorgeous green at the edges. You can find Tourmaline in red, or green and getting in a deeper color almost to black. It's a gorgeous stone, brilliant colors and is thought to have spiritual properties.