Rubellite is a variety of Red Tourmaline. Red being represented as the big three color in the gemstone industry, is a great alternative for Ruby and highly sought-after designer and collectors alike.

Rubellite is distinguished from other tourmaline due to its intense color and though generally it is included, clean stone are considered extremely rare.

Rubellite Tourmaline

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Without any doubt, Rubellite is the best red gemstone that you can find in the market. It is also known commonly as the red tourmaline. It syncs well with any jewelry. It is one of its greatest characteristics of this particular gemstone.

Gemstone Attributes

Mineral Tourmaline
Chemistry A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Color Vivid Red
Refractive Index 1.62 - 1.64
Birefringence 0.018 - 0.040
Specific Gravity 3.06
Mohs Hardness 7.0 - 7.5

Rubellite Tourmaline Value

When you first hear the word Rubellite, or see one for the first time, you can’t be blamed to thinking it is related to the Ruby. However, it isn’t. Rubellite is part of the Tourmaline gemstones, with make it a rare gemstone.

A Ruby on the other hand is a family of its own and considered a precious stone. Tourmaline was believed by the Ancient Egyptians to have risen to the Earth’s surface from its center, and it collected all the colors of the rainbow on its passage.

On the other hand, if you are single and looking for love, the Rubellite Tourmaline can help as well. If you are looking fantastic for a night out, wearing Rubellite Jewelry can help you find your perfect soulmate.

Rubellite Tourmaline Colors

The gem is known as Red Tourmaline because of its range of colors from purple pink to violet-red. Whilst it is known as Red Tourmaline, not all Red Tourmalines are Rubellite. The name is reserved exclusively for the brightest stones. Its beautiful color range has also earned the stone the name “The Stone of the Perfected Heart”, which also link the gem to love and relationships. Because of its high refractive index, no matter what light you view it under, it will also be striking and incredibly beautiful.

The deep pinkish red are the most sought out colors. Although you can find them with brownish tones, these tones decrease the value of the stone.

Rubellite Tourmaline SOURCES

The primary source for this beautiful gemstone are

  • Brazil
  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique


It is necessary for you to find a gemstone based on the treatments that it underwent. Rubellite Tourmaline are commonly heat treatment as well as Irradiated which have been commonly accepted by the industry. These treatments are permanent and do not have any physical effects if worn.


One of the most curious properties of the gemstone is that is it pyroelectric. What this means, is that it becomes electrically charged if heated or cooled. This phenomenon happens because the crystalline structure of the gem gets polarized when subjected to different temperatures. Henceforth, creating voltage. Thanks to this properties, Rubellite is believed to help with protection from various harmful everyday energies.

Rubellite tourmaline Care

Tourmalines make great jewelry thanks to their hardness of 7.0 - 7.5. However, care needs to be taken. Avoid rough handling and using a mechanical cleaning process.

You can keep your jewel shining with hot water and soap. Use a soft brush or cloth to clean it off and to dry it as well. Now you know the benefits Rubellite can bring you, don’t hesitate to browse through our collection.