The Power of Tourmaline Jewelry

2 min read 1 Comment

Pink tourmaline is an aphrodisiac.

Yes, you heard that right. How can a stone stimulate a little lovin?

By attracting a safe and trusting kind of love and a reminder that you must love yourself before you can be loved by others. Because nothing is sexier than feeling confident and secure in yourself and that shines through. (amazing how much power is embedded in gemstones, right?!) 

strength droplet necklace in sterling silver and pink tourmaline, a rock that symbolizes strength, handmade in Seattle

Tourmaline is also the October birthstone.
Lucky October babies! 

tiny succulent post earrings set with sustainably sourced pink tourmaline, handmade in Seattle by artist Catherine Grisez

Tourmaline comes in a range of colors that will brighten your day. (I'm fairly convinced color fixes everything these days, especially as we enter Seattle's grey season.) I mainly use pink, green, seafoam, and watermelon varieties in my work, like the pink tourmaline in the Strength Droplet Necklace and Tiny Succulent Earrings above and the seafoam gem in the one of a kind, Compassion Strength Necklace below.  

one of a kind 14k yellow gold, sterling silver, tourmaline, and diamond strength rock necklace, made to symbolize your strength derived from inner wisdom, handmade in Seattle

Tourmaline helps stimulate gentleness and self compassion. So quit beating yourself up for skipping this morning's workout and having ice cream for dinner. Throw on a tourmaline necklace so it's close to your heart and helps calm your soul with a reminder that tomorrow is a new day and different decisions will be made. 

And if you throw in some diamonds (like the piece above and below), you really amplify their powers with added clarity and purpose. 

sterling silver, pink tourmaline, diamond strength rock droplet necklace, handmade by Seattle artist Catherine Grisez

Green tourmaline promotes openness and patience while stimulating prosperity and abundance.

Oh, and green tourmaline also helps facilitate weight loss, so if you're still reeling from that ice cream dinner we talked about above, this ring will help you get back on the right track, especially since tourmaline is also known to help with digestive issues.  

one of a kind sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, tourmaline, and diamond strength rock ring, handmade by Seattle artist Catherine Grisez

The one of a kind Strength Rock Ring and Necklace shown above are both excellent examples of green tourmaline in action. Technically, these both include seafoam tourmaline, a gorgeous shade that has a hint of blue, but I think the healing properties still relate.

Lastly, let's talk about the watermelon variety.

ovoid shaped rose cut watermelon tourmaline to be used in one of a kind jewelry, handmade in Seattle by artist Catherine Grisez

This fascinating multi-colored gem regenerates nerves and helps alleviate depression and fear. It's warm inside is a reflection of your inner security, while the green outer shell helps you find joy in relationships - a lovely balance of connection to self and others. 

I recently came across these delicious ovoid shaped watermelon tourmaline and have a unique idea for them I can't wait to get started on.

But tell me, would you rather have them as a ring or necklace??
Comment below!

Catherine Grisez

1 Response


October 22, 2021

Such beauties! Can’t wait to see what you do with the watermelon tourmaline!

Ps…my ring size is 6…

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

Holiday Artisan Market - West Seattle Pop-up
Holiday Artisan Market - West Seattle Pop-up

1 min read

Join us for this 2 day Holiday Artisan Market in West Seattle, December 1 & 2, showcasing ten superbly talented artists. Featuring handcrafted pottery, jewelry, ornaments, sculpture, housewares, paintings, and more.
Read More
2023 Gratitude Giveaway - Pearl Edition
2023 Gratitude Giveaway - Pearl Edition

2 min read 12 Comments

I am grateful for YOU! I feel lucky every day I get to spend in the studio, experimenting with materials, exploring new ideas, and creating art. But if it weren't for you, this work would just while away the time stuck in boxes on shelves. Share your gratitude and enter to win the perfect pearl earrings. 

Read More
2nd Annual Open Studio & Holiday Sale
2nd Annual Open Studio & Holiday Sale

1 min read 2 Comments

2nd Annual Open Studio and Holiday Sale! Come peak behind the scenes of my metal arts studio and meet participating guest artists. Located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Treats and art making activity for adults and your kids.
Read More