Where Can I Get Tourmaline In South Africa

What is a Tourmaline?

Tourmaline is a crystalline silicate mineral group in which boron is compounded with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium.

This gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name is derived from the Sinhalese tōramalli, which refers to the carnelian gemstones.

Where Can I Get Tourmaline In South Africa?


Address: Shop 2 Protea Assurance Building, Longmarket Street, Green Market Square, CBD, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Areas served: Cape Town City Centre

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4:30 pm

Phone: +27 76 665 1711

Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza

Address: 52 Mercury Dr, Crowthorne AH, Midrand, 1682, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4 pm

Phone: +27 82 843 7686

Terra Gems and Crystals

Address: 28 Glen Anil St, Glen Anil, Durban North, 4051, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4 pm

Phone: +27 83 781 7563

Sai Rathna Gems & Antiques

Address: Shop 43, next to Yiroll café, Springfield Retail Centre, 2 Ilala Ave, Springfield, Durban, 4001, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 82 963 1660

Is tourmaline gemstone found in South Africa?

Tourmaline-rich rocks are common in the low-grade, interior portions of the Barberton greenstone belt of South Africa, where shallow-marine sediments and underlying altered basaltic and komatiitic lavas contain up to 50% tourmaline.

How much does a tourmaline stone cost?

Prices of tourmalines are generally under $500 per carat but in the case of Paraiba can reach $50000 per carat. Where is Tourmaline found?

Is tourmaline a rock or crystal?

Tourmaline is a six-member ring cyclosilicate having a trigonal crystal system. It occurs as long, slender to thick prismatic and columnar crystals that are usually triangular in cross-section, often with curved striated faces.