Fine October Tourmaline Gemstone Jewelry
October has just begun, and so has the purchase of birthstone jewelry for the special October-born loved one in your life. October actually has two birthstones, Tourmaline and Opal. Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about Tourmaline, which can help while you shop for fine gemstone jewelry.
How Tourmaline Got Its Name
Tourmaline isn't a single mineral. In fact, it's a group of several different minerals that each produce different colors. Its name originates in Sinhalese, the native language of the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka, which makes up 16 million of the nation's population. The now-recognizable name comes from the words "tura" and "mali", which together mean "stone of mixed colors". The fact that Tourmaline is available in so many colors makes it stand out from other birthstones as a highly sought accent for fine jewelry.
Fine Tourmaline Gemstone Jewelry
On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, this gemstone sits between 7 and 7.5 out of 10. Because of this hardness, its sturdiness, and its wide color variation, Tourmaline is a prevalent option for rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Watermelon Tourmaline, which is green on the outer edge and pink in the center, is a highly desired and therefore valuable option when searching for fashion jewelry, and especially for fine jewelry.
Healing Properties of Tourmaline Jewelry
Tourmaline isn't just a beautiful, colorful stone to wear. Schorl, or black, Tourmaline, as a crystal, is said to have amazing energetic and healing properties. It is believed by many to cleanse all negative energy. This means it can ward off thoughts of self-doubt and eases your stress for a clearer mind.
The black variation makes up about 95% of all Tourmaline, and although crystals aren't as smooth or as shiny as rare gemstones, wearing tourmaline as gemstone jewelry is said to also deliver healing and cleansing benefits. Pink Tourmaline, for example, is believed to open the heart to love, so it is extremely popular to add to custom-designed rings. Green Tourmaline is believed to be very good for healing as well, but many believe it can also encourage inner confidence and wellness.
Modern Tourmaline Birthstone Jewelry at ALKU Modern Jewelers
At ALKU Jewelers in Katy, Texas, we offer specially curated jewelry, as well as custom-design jewelry services. If a loved one's birthday is coming up, or if you or a loved one may be curious to experience a soulful boost, please contact us so that we can help you find or design your very own piece of fine or fashion jewelry.