My last post discussed the opal as being a birthstone for October. However, some charts also show Tourmaline as being a birthstone for October. As with opal, tourmaline comes in different colors. Depending on it's makeup, tourmaline can be black, brown, yellow, green, red, pink or bi or tri-colored. Tourmaline Is said to become electrostatically charged when rubbed due to high manganese and iron concentrations.. Tourmaline symbolizes wealth, friendship and love.
While most gem quality tourmaline comes from Africa, Brazil and Sri Lanka, the U.S. is producing in mines in Maine and California.
Green tourmaline is said to regulate blood pressure and strengthen the heart and nervous system. Black tourmaline can protect against high radiation while blue tourmaline combats water retention and strengthens the immune system. It also reduces throat and bronchial infections. Watermelon tourmaline is helpful in relieving pain.
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I am excited to begin bringing you new information about trends in design and colors as they relate to jewelry and gemstones. I'll also be adding some great links that I've found along the way from professionals in both the fashion and jewelry industries. And I would love to hear from you!