When I got my tourmalines, I did that just because they were pretty :) When my peacock feather jewellery obsession started, I checked all my stones to see what would fit it. A few tourmalines did! Though I like copper for these designs, precious tourmaline should be used with precious metals. Silver allows to create a relatively big design without costing a fortune... So, silver it is!
The backing for the stone is polished silver, so the transparent stone will always shine, no matter what the background for the necklace is (dark or light).
Metaphysical qualities of pink tourmaline. It is said that it brings emotional and spiritual love, joy, peace and understanding; transforms negative behaviour into positive; heals emotional loss, emotional pain and fear.