Tourmaline is a name obtained from the Sinhalese word "toramalli", which means 'stone with mixed colors', due to it mostly having multiple colors in one crystal. Tourmaline is the newer October birthstone. Indeed, very few gems do match the Tourmaline's dazzling array of colors. Maybe this is why ancient mystics believed this October birthstone to inspire artistic expression. It has a color pattern for every mood. Popular colors like the pink and red rubellites, the emerald green "Chrome" tourmalines, and the neon green and blue-to-violet extremely rare Paraiba Tourmalines.
Here is a fascinating green Natural Tourmaline Gemstone in the finest of colors. This gemstone weighs just over a carat (1.22 carats) and dimensions 5.8mm in length and width. This October birthstone has been cut and well polished to the highest lapidary standard. A perfectly sized Tourmaline gemstone will surely design a sensation Tourmaline engagement ring(best when set over a halo of sparkling diamonds).
Why Tourmaline though?
• Comes in an infinite amount of colors.
• Perfect for everyday wear
• October Birthstone
• Perfect stone to celebrate your 8th anniversary
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|Gemstone Weight:||1.22 carats|
|Gemstone Dimension:||5.8mm x 5.8mm|
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Tourmaline was always mistaken for other gemstones due to its vast range of colours. One of the 'Rubies" in the Russian Crown jewels, the "Caesar's Ruby" pendant, is a Red (Rubellite ) Tourmaline.
It is believed that different colours of tourmalines were thought to have distinct healing properties. Pink Tourmalines were associated with compassion and gentleness; green tourmalines were also believed to promote courage, stamina, and strength. Black tourmalines were also believed to protect the wearer and give them self-confidence. Natural Tourmalines were the perfect gemstone given to celebrate the eighth wedding anniversary.
Natural Tourmalines come in a variety of colours, and some specific colours are genuinely precious and rare. 4
• The Neon Blue Coloured variety of Tourmaline, known as the Rare Paraiba Tourmaline, sits in a class of its own, commanding a premium price per carat depending on the gem quality.
• Rubellite Tourmaline is the name given to the pinkish, reddish, purplish red, orangy red or even brownish-red variety of Tourmaline. However, a handful in the trade believes Pinkish Tourmalines shouldn't be acknowledged as Rubellite Tourmalines.
• The dark violetish blue, blue or even greenish-blue Tourmaline is termed as the Indicolite Tourmaline.
• Intense Green Tourmalines, caused mainly by the Vanadium (the same element colours found in African and Brazilian Emeralds ), are termed Chrome Tourmalines.
• Part-Coloured Tourmalines displays an intriguing display of more than a single colour, mostly a common combination of green, yellow and even pink, but many other colours are possible. These are mostly termed as Bi-Coloured Tourmalines.
• The final and most typical variety is the Watermelon Tourmaline. As the name implies, mimics the colour pattern seen in watermelons, pink the in centre and green on the outside. This variety of Tourmalines are most cut in a specific cut to display their special arrangement of colour pattern.
Natural Tourmaline, the second October birthstone, is mainly found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique ( among numerous African countries)
On the Mohs scale, Tourmalines rank 7.7.5 on hardness, meaning they are suitable for everyday wear. Natural Tourmalines are stable to withstand light and other chemicals, but high temperatures(heat) can damage the stone. Tourmalines are best cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft brush. It is not recommended to use an ultrasonic and steam cleaner in cleaning your October birthstone jewellery(Tourmaline).
• Mineral: Tourmaline
• Colour: All Colours
• Refractive Index: 1.624 to 1.644
• Specific gravity: 3.06
• Moh hardness: 7 - 7.5
BIRTHSTONE & ANNIVERSARIES:
Tourmaline is the birthstone for October borns.
The October birthstone is also the gemstone for the 8th anniversary.
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