OCTOBER BIRTHSTONES: TOURMALINE AND OPAL

If you were born in October, you’re lucky! You get to choose between two beautiful and very distinctive birthstones – tourmaline and opal. And not only that, but both of these gemstones come in a rainbow of shades and color combinations. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is a one-of-a-kind color combination. In this post, we’ll concentrate on tourmaline, the Earth’s most colorful mineral and gem.

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is traditionally a pink stone, but it actually comes in many colors, even tri-colored, with three colors in one stone! The word  comes from the Sinhalese word turamali, meaning “mixed stone.” From romantic pinks and reds to blues, greens, and violets, it definitely lives up to its name. Because of this wide variety of colors, tourmaline is easily added to any outfit and jewelry collection.

Tourmaline is a crystal mineral. The stone is typically mined in Brazil and Africa, but can also come from other countries, like the United States and Sri Lanka. Known as the “peace stone,” tourmaline is believed to keep away feelings of anger, fear, jealousy, and aggression, keeping you calm and tranquil. Besides peace, it is also believed to enhance creativity and inspiration.

Add color, peace, and creativity to your life with a unique tourmaline piece from our collections.