Interesting Jewelry Facts: Tourmaline

  • Tourmaline come in a wide variety of exciting colors. Tourmaline has one of the widest color ranges of any gem species, occurring in various shades of Tourmalineevery hue.
  • Some tourmalines show a cat’s-eye effect call chatoyancy.
  • Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, along with opal.  It is the gem of the 8th anniversary.
  • Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word tura mali which translates as the stone of mixed colors.

Tourmaline legends:

  • The wide range in colors of the tourmaline is said to be due to it traveling along the rainbow and gathered the rainbow’s colors.
  • Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood and lymphs.
  • It is said the stone inspires creativity and was used extensively as a tailsman by artists and writers.

Credit:  Bernardine Fine Art Jewelry

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