Our tourmalines are mined from the Green River Mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Northeast Gems is fair trade certified in Brazil and we take pride in both protecting our environment and providing fair wages to our employees.
We have our own cutting center in Brazil were we cut, polish and shape our natural tourmalines to provide clear, strong gemstones. Our head cutter was trained by his father, a master cutter with over 50 years experience and has been cutting and polishing stones for almost 40 years. In addition, our current employees in Brazil are all family members. Our Tourmalines come in a variety of cuts, carats and color, including (though not limited to): Rubellite, Red & Pink Tourmaline, Green/Mint Tourmaline, Indicolite, Aquamarine, Watermelon and Paraiba.