Tourmaline and opal, October’s birthstones and eighth wedding anniversary
The initial confusion of the Tourmaline stone’s identity is reflected in its name which derives from Sinhalese, the language of Sri Lanka Toramalli which means ‘mixed gems.’ It is also the gemstone that represents the eighth wedding anniversary.
Why we are in love with Tourmaline?
Trigonal System: Tourmaline crystalizes in the trigonal system; no other common mineral has three sided prisms.
Watermelon Variety: Watermelon Tourmaline is green on the outside and has a delicious pink colour on the inside.
Protect and repel from negativity
Provides emotional stability
This unique gemstone is ideal to be made into statement jewellery pieces. The pink and red variety, also known as Rubellite is one of the most readily available Tourlamine colours.
Today, many celebrities choose to wear this vibrant gemstone, and English actress Emily Blunt is one of them:
Tourmaline has any varieties meaning it has a vast range of quality factors.
Tourmaline’s rainbow colours have a wide range of colour intensity and tone.
The green and blue varieties tend to have less visible inclusions than the pink or red Tourmaline.
As Tourmaline crystals are often long and slim, this allows cutters to cut more slender finished tones.
Tourmaline can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, this means that the value can often change with these varieties.
Care And Cleaning
When cleaning Tourmaline, using warm soapy water is the best method. Using ultrasonic and steam cleaners could cause damage to the gemstone.