Pink Tourmaline and opal stones on sterling silver wires. Both birthstones for October together.
Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, along with the opal. Tourmaline comes in a staggering variety of colors. This stone has one of the widest color ranges of all gems! Some color varieties are so prominent and popular that they’ve gained their own trade names. These types of tourmalines include Rubellite: Tourmaline that is red, purplish red, brownish red, orange-red, or pink. Paraiba: An intense greenish blue, only found in the state of Paraiba, Brazil. Chrome: Intense green. Watermelon: Pink in the center and green around the outside.
The ancient Egyptians had a legend about tourmaline gemstones. They believed that these stones got their amazing colors because they broke through a rainbow while pushing their way up through the earth. The Egyptians used tourmaline for both physical and emotional remedies. They firmly believed that tourmaline could heal the nervous system, blood diseases, and lymph glands. Far Eastern medicine used the healing powers of tourmaline to treat all illnesses. Tourmaline is still believed to have healing powers in modern alternative medicine. It is also used to promote artistic and creative expression.
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