Tourmaline: Red Carpet Jewelry Statements

Tourmaline is one of the most versatile of gemstones, available in every color from colorless to black. Lets have a look at how some of the world's leading ladies have been flaunting theirs on the Red Carpet recently.

Nicky Thomas

Gemstone & Jewelry
Style & Trends Editor

  • Tourmaline is one of the most versatile of gemstones, available in every color from colorless to black with all the colors of the rainbow in between. Jewelry designers are often inspired by the beauty of the material they use, taking inspiration from the Tourmaline gemstone to explore their own design style, transforming it into a work of art. The vast ranges of hues exhibited by Tourmaline lend color and sparkle to this endeavor.

    With its regal history, perhaps it is inevitable that Tourmaline would steal the show over the years, most importantly during Red Carpet events such as the Oscars. With the extensive use of fine, large Tourmaline of all colors and showy jewels, the stars lit up the Oscars, year after year. Similarly, the grandeur of the Red Carpet jewelry at the Golden Globe Awards over the years has been showcased by a number of Hollywood’s most stylish leading ladies. Signature jewelry was the classic combination to look out for, Tourmaline featured extensively and among these include:

  • Gwyneth Paltrow 
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    American actress Gwyneth Palrtow turned heads at the Oscars 2015, were she wore Anne Hu Fire Phoenix earrings consisting of two pear-shaped cabochon Rubellites set in white gold amid white-and-yellow Diamonds; blue, pink and purple Sapphires; Spinels and Tourmalines. 

    Ariel Winter 
    Ariel Winter Tourmaline Jewelry Golden Globe Awards 2014.jpg

    Modern Family actress Ariel Winter wore a stunning Brumani Diamond, Aquamarine, Ruby and Pink Tourmaline earrings to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Selena Gomez
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    Selena Gomez stepped out rocking a Astley Clarke Pink Tourmaline ring at the Radio Disney Music Awards 2013.

    Christina Aquilera
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    American Singer cum The Voice judge Christiana Aguilera, wore a Jacquie Aiche Pink Tourmaline and Amethyst knuckle ring at the Live Shows, The Voice 12th May, 2015.

    Carrie Underwood
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    Country music star Carrie Underwood looked stunning wearing Jorge Adeler Black Tourmaline and Diamond earrings at the Milestone Awards at the 2014 Billboards Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Emmy Rossum
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     star Emmy Rossum wore 18k white gold Jorge Adeler Black Tourmaline and Diamond dangling earrings, which were stylishly set in amazing half moon shapes surrounding the center stone, at the Brian Bowen Smith Wildlife Show held at the De Re Gallery in West Hollywood, October 2014.

    Scarlett Johansson
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    Oscar Awards 2015 presenter Scarlett Johansson, wore fabulous mismatched Emerald, Tourmaline, Aquamarine and Diamonds earrings with ear cuffs.

    Zooey Deschanel
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    New Girl
    actress Zooey Deschanel was spotted wearing a Chanel Tourmaline cocktail ring at the Emmy Awards 2013.

    Emily Blunt
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    English actress Emily Blunt stepped out at the 2015 Golden Globes wearing Lorraine Schwartz Tourmaline, Diamond and platinum earrings. She incorporated it with a splendid 10 carat Tourmaline bracelet.

    Feeling inspired but not sure how to go about finding your perfect Tourmaline? Choosing the the perfect Tourmaline is vital to starting your journey on creating your unique piece of Tourmaline jewelry. Finding the right color and cut and then choosing the design to fit your gemstone is an exciting process.  Tourmaline is a versatile and relatively hard gemstone and works incredibly well in all jewelry settings hence why you see it often set in gorgeous, dramatic pieces. 


Educated at the University of Exeter and a key part of our team here at The Rare Gemstone Company, Nicky has been fascinated by gemstones and jewelry since childhood. She explores all areas of the industry in her blog and revels in the proximity to gems and jewels that working at the source of some of the world’s most beautiful and rarest gemstones provides her.

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