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The Tourmaline Turret

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The Tourmaline Turret

Professional Jeweler Archive: Liddi-Coat of Many Colors

Professional Jeweler Archive: Liddi-Coat of Many Colors

Liddicoatite: Vibrant Gem Honors Father of Modern Gemology

Liddicoatite – a calcium-rich lithium tourmaline – was recognized as a separate mineral in 1977 and named in honor of Richard T. Liddicoat, the second president of GIA who is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Gemology.

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Watermelon tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship while stabilizing, grounding and reaffirming our Earth roots.