Tourmaline —— the Birthstone of October

 

October is such a colorful month, because of the two birthstones of October - Opal and Tourmaline. Opal is a gemstone that reflects all colors on the chromatogram, and tourmaline has the widest rang of colour combinations and zoning of all known gemstones.

Tourmaline is one of the world’s most popular gemstones and is easy to find in jewelry store with an affordable price.

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Tourmaline | Rainbow Colour

The name of tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word “Turmali”, meaning "mixed stone", which was the name given to all colored crystals in Sri Lanka. You could easily tell from the that, tourmaline is available in a spectrum of colours and colour combinations.

The colour of a high-quality tourmaline can be bright and rich, and also pure and transparent. In old time, people even confuse red tourmaline with ruby. With tourmaline, it is so easy to delight any jewellery collection.

Tourmaline is also widely known for its ability to display several colours in one gemstone. One famous multi-colour tourmaline is called Watermelon Tourmaline featuring a nice gradient of green and red, just like a piece of juicy watermelon.

 

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Tourmaline | Magical Power

Tourmaline is an unique gemstone with its own magnetic field. When heated or pressed, the tourmaline will produce an electrical potential and negative ions. Because of this magical feature, people believe that it can help us be happier, more optimistic, creative and energetic.

In 18th Century, Barbara Walker considered this gem can help the creators be more creative. In Africa, tourmaline was used an awaken stone to help people get away from “the dream of illusion.” Ancient Indian used this gem as a tool to tell which is good and which is evil. Nowadays, this gemstone is still used as a protection against all angers by African, Native Americans and aboriginal groups in Australia.

 

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Tourmaline | Interesting History

Tourmaline was first discovered in Brazil in the 1500s. A Spanish discovered a green tourmaline and confused it with emerald. This misunderstanding continued until scientists distinct tourmaline from other gemstones in 1800s.

The Chinese have adored and carved tourmaline for many centuries, and ancient artworks are still displayed in museums. Especially in Qing dynasty, as a result of the love of Tourmaline from CiXi, China become the biggest consumer market for Tourmaline at that time.

 

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Tourmaline | Paraiba Tourmaline

Paraiba tourmaline is the most beautiful tourmaline and also the most expensive one.

Since the first discovered in the 1980s in the Brazilian state of Paraiba, this gorgeous neon-bright blue gemstone became one of the most sought-after gems in the world. Almost every shade of tourmaline can be found easily, but none has this kind of glamorous vivid glow blue. The beauty and rareness makes Paraiba tourmaline unique.

 

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With the rainbow colour of tourmaline, I’m sure you can find your favorite one.

 

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