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Pink Tourmaline - Symbolic Meaning and Gemstone Care

The Meaning of Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline’s symbolic meaning centers around its ability to enhance compassion, empathy and sympathy. Artists and writers have been drawn to the gemstone as a source of inspiration for their creativity.

Rosecliff Pink Tourmaline Bar Necklace in Yellow Gold

A traditional symbol of everlasting friendship and humanitarian work, it is connected with the heart chakra, serving as the center of love for oneself and others. Pink Tourmaline is one of the birthstones for October and the Zodiac signs Virgo and Libra. A symbol of love and compassion, it is the designated gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary.

Haverhill Rosecliff Pink Tourmaline Stackable Band Ring and Rosecliff Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Stackable Band Ring in yellow gold

Pink Tourmaline - Gemstone Knowledge

Tourmaline gemstones are found in a wide variety of colors, including green, yellow, brown, red and pink. In fact, because it has so many color variations, in earlier times it was often misidentified as other gemstones, thus the name tourmaline, which comes from Sri Lanka where the Sri Lankan words “tura malli” mean “mixed gemstones."

Pink tourmaline gemstones scattered on a white background and cut into various shapes

Caring for your Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

Pink Tourmaline is moderately durable and so is a good choice for everyday wear, with a little care. You can wear your Pink Tourmaline jewelry in the shower, while swimming, sleeping and exercising. Keep them away from harsh chemicals like bleach and strong household cleaners. Naturally mined Pink Tourmalines may have minor inclusions, so keep them away from extreme heat and be sure not to strike them against hard surfaces.

Haverhill Greenwich 5 Pink Tourmaline Earrings and De Lovely Necklace

Occasional cleaning with a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner or mild dye-free dish soap and water is a simple way to maintain the beauty of your Pink Tourmaline jewelry. Let the jewelry soak in a small bowl for a few minutes (away from the sink drain), then brush gently with a soft toothbrush. Be sure to rinse it completely and blot dry with a chamois cloth. 

Haverhill Rosecliff Pink tourmaline Earrings in 14k White Gold.

Styling Tips for Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

Frame with Spring Green

Try framing the subtle pinks with a touch of light green in a blouse to evoke the essence of emerging spring colors. The Greenwich 4 Pink Tourmaline Necklace and the green in this dress create a positive visual energy.

Partner with Diamonds

Pair Pink Tourmalines with Diamonds for a classic partnership of sparkle and warmth. We love the warm blush of pink in this Rosecliff Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Necklace.

Haverhill Rosecliff Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Necklace

More Stones = More Color

To enhance the soft pink of these enchanting gemstones, choose a design with multiple stones like a Newport Bracelet or Bayberry Bracelet. The repetition of the rosy tones strengthens their compassionate essence.

Haverhill Newport Pink Tourmaline Bracelet and Bayberry Pink Tourmaline bracelet

Combining Pink Tourmalines with Other Gemstones

Pink Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October. Honor a survivor with glowing Pink Tourmaline and Moonstone jewelry from our Pink Awareness Shop for Good collection. 10% of the purchase price is donated to Bright Pink, which helps save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk.

Haverhill Necklaces from Pink Awareness Collection in Support of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Newport Pink Awareness Neckalce, Pink Awarenesss 5 Stone Necklace, WARRIOR Necklace with engraved letter discs.


Named after the famous Cole Porter song, De-Lovely showcases the berry-toned colors of love with Pink Tourmalines, Moonstones and Amethysts. “It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.”

Haverhill Newport De Lovely Bracelet with Pink Tourmalines, Amethysts and Moonstones set in sold 14k yellow gold. This tennis bracelet style links a strand of shimmering gemstones for a soft warm style.


Capture New England sunsets with the warm tones of Pink Tourmaline and Citrine in our Sunset Collection. No matter the weather or time of year, keep memories of gorgeous summer sunsets with you always.

Haverhill Sunset Necklace

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