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Ten Tourmaline Tidbits

Take a peek below at ten tourmaline tidbits you may not already know ~


1.Tourmaline is the birthstone for the month of October


2. It's a magnificent semi-precious gemstone that comes in a rainbow of colors including pink, red, green, yellow, blue, violet, brown and black 


Ischia Circle Necklace ~ Tourmaline

3. The root of the name is from Sri Lanka, where 'toramalli' in Sinhalese means "a mixed-color precious stone" 

Bahamas Birthstone Bar Necklace ~ Tourmaline


4. The color of tourmaline is determined by the type and quantity of metal it contains,  as it's made from aluminum borosilicate mixed with a variety of different metals including iron & magnesium.  It's a fascinating gemstone as it can also vary it's color within the same tourmaline mineral rock if there is more metal toward one end!


5. Tourmalines act as magnets as they can be electrically charged when heated or rubbed vigorously.  When this happens, the stone develops both a positive and negative end, and like a magnet, dust as well as small pieces of paper are drawn to it.  In the 1700's, Dutch traders used charged tourmaline to clean ash from their tobacco pipes. They called the mineral rock "aschentrekker" which means 'ash puller'


Tourmaline Y Necklace

6.  Tourmaline provide many healing and protection energies to the wearer, and transforms negative energy into positive energy as it strengthens the mind and body. Its properties vary slightly, depending on the color of the gemstone... 


7. Green tourmaline:  Also called 'Verdelite', provides healing energy for the heart and body.  The green tourmaline color represents life energy, living, thriving and growing. Green tourmaline supports masculinity, courage, and strength. 

green tourmaline earrings 

8. Blue tourmaline: Also called 'Indicolite'.  Blue tourmaline provides peace and tranquility, and is connected to calmness, clarity,  communication, and an increased sense of responsibility.


9. Pink and Red tourmalines:   Also called 'Rubellite'. Red & pink tourmaline provide life-force energies, imparting love, joy, vitality, and a zest for life. It revitalizes romantic relationships.

 pink tourmaline earrings


rubellite earrings

10. Black tourmaline: Also called 'Schorl' provides protection while energizing the body.  It can help protect the body from environmental pollutants and radiation while neutralizing negative thoughts & internal conflicts. It transforms negative energies into positive energies. 


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