Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. According to old Egyptian legend, on its long journey up from the centre of the Earth, the tourmaline passed over a rainbow and assumed all the colours. That is why it is referred to as the 'gemstone of the rainbow' today. In the fascinating world of gemstones, the tourmaline is very special and every tourmaline is unique. It is the gemstone of love and of friendship, and is said to render them firm and long-lasting.