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Mint green tourmaline. A beautiful, rare gemstone that has the power to uplevel your outfit for maximum impact - on duty and off - and brighten a dull day in the office simply by its outstanding colour. Let's go on adventure and let me show you where and how I got this high quality stone!
Time to hit the river today. Some local friends mentioned this beautiful temple to me that is about 1.5 hours away from Bangkok by boat. Hmm, the combination of adventure on local Thai ferry and discovery of an unknown temple along the river? I couldn't wait and so, we took off! Wat Chalermprakiat, as the temple is called, in the Nonthaburi province next to Bangkok draws you in. The serenity of the place and the humid, luscious green surroundings make you want to stay longer. Just a little bit. Before going back to the craziness of Bangkok.
Soon after, this mint green stone crosses my path in a gem dealer's office. Exquisite in its mint green colour and with an excellent cut, this stone makes you dream of cocktail parties, elegant yet funky outfits and the colourful macarons of Ladurée. Tourmaline is a gemstone that comes in every colour imaginable but red, pink and green are considered the top colours. My lucky day. But I want to sleep over it just to be sure...
Obviously, I go back to my friend-gem dealer a few days later as it's hard to resist this mint green gem beauty. Strangely enough, the simultaneous luscious glamour and calm serenity of the stone are fascinating. Nothing wrong with getting lost in contradictions, they can be very attractive 😉
Excited about this green gemstone's journey and curious to see others? Check out my Green Gemstones article for more inspiration on green stones.
And what could you do with this loose tourmaline gemstone?
Well, this is your chance to get creative and make your own signature gemstone ring. For instance, you could add small white diamonds or, if you desire even more coolness, add small blue or green gemstones around the centre stone like a halo or in the shanks, i.e. bands, of the ring. You could have the stone set in an 18-karat white, yellow or rosé gold ring: anything goes!
Then pair your new gemstone ring with cool trousers, a simple top and a great handbag and... be warned: others will want to bask in your radiance as well 😉
If you'd like some guidance on your gem & jewel journey from a certified gemologist, gem dealer and jewellery designer, let Eva help you personally via an in-person or video-consult.