October Birthstone – Elegant Tourmaline! – October 6, 2017
Elegant tourmaline brings an array of colour to October...
For those lucky enough to be born during the month of Halloween, you have the beautiful tourmaline as your birthstone.
Tourmaline derives from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which means ‘stone of mixed colours‘. The name hints that it stands apart from other gems with its broad array of colours in every shade of the rainbow.
Egyptian legend surrounding the exquisite tourmaline is famed for its array of colours on its journey up from the earth’s centre. It often gets mixed up with other gems throughout history due to its colourful occurrences.
Tourmaline is desirable because of its memorising array of colour options, combined with a good hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale making it very wearable jewellery.
Today, many still believe that the black tourmaline can protect against radiation, pollutants, toxins and negative thoughts.
Visit your nearest Jeweller of Excellence to find out if they have the October birthstone in their extensive collections…