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OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE: TOURMALINE

Tourmaline envelops you with courage and unveils your truth within. Happy-go-lucky in the best of ways, tourmaline stokes that spark of creativity just beneath the surface. 

If you love the many colors that tourmalines come in but can't make up which one is your fave, check out our Double Tourmaline Crystal Ring which combines a cool, glacier colored tourmaline with a pink tinted one.

Ancient Egyptians believed tourmalines were found in every color. Legend has it surfing the crest of a rainbow, breathing in all its colors along the way. It’s not hard to believe, since tourmalines come in an array of colors!


For centuries, tourmalines have peered into the secret lives of ancient noblemen, sneaking into people’s hearts when they’re not looking. They’ve dotted the crowns of French and Russian kings for centuries. 


A Spanish conquistador even thought he was holding a precious emerald once upon a time! Tourmalines are tricksters flamenco-ing through even the tightest guarded castles of the Renaissance era.


Tourmaline’s feisty and fiery nature is easily explained by its inception. 

Starting as liquid fire from Mother Earth’s core, it literally worked its way up. Confidently striding through each layer of the earth’s core. Absorbing all that grounding, earthly energy as it slowly transformed into dense rock, and eventually into shining crystals.


Tourmalines are powerful crystals and the only gemstone that can hold electrical charge. It’s a natural bad vibes repeller!

So where is tourmaline found? Tourmaline is mined around the world, from California to Brazil, Pakistan to Sri Lanka. It’s a gemstone that’s generous with its colorful gifts and presence


Our tourmalines are sourced from: Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and USA.


Tough Love level: 7 - 7.5 Mohs scale of hardness

TOURMALINE COLORS

  • Schorl (aka black tourmaline)


    Schorl is said to be the most abundant kind of tourmaline. It’s rich in iron, making it look a solid, almost opaque black. Schorl is a gem of power and integrity, representing the root chakra.

  • Paraiba (aka neon blue tourmaline)


    Paraiba tourmaline contains high amounts of copper and manganese and is one of the rarest colors of tourmaline. It ranges from a neon blue to a greenish blue with a glassy luster. It’s the color of daydreaming and floating on the midsummer sea.

  • Indicolite (aka deep blue tourmaline)


    Indicolite is an ocean blue tourmaline, a sacred healing stone to wash away murky thoughts. It’s the color of silence and deep focus.

  • Siberite (aka purple tourmaline)  


    Siberite often comes in shades of purple: the color of divine wisdom and deft artistry. It’s the stone that lets you live out loud and encourages you to let your hair down. 

  • Verdelite (aka green tourmaline)


    Green tourmaline or verdalite is the color of nature, your reminder of abundance, a belly-deep call to recenter and restart. It comes in varying shades, from velvety moss to a freshly picked leafy green. 

  • Rubellite (aka pink tourmaline)


    Rubellite is often mistaken for a ruby! It can be a gentle shade of pink to a deep rose blush. It’s the color of the heart chakra. 

  • Cat’s Eye


    Cat’s eye tourmaline often comes in a translucent base, showing a much distinct slit of white reflection. Not only are they showstoppers - you can use them to boost your confidence too! 

  • Watermelon


    Watermelon tourmalines are unbelievably fun, showcasing the stone’s fluid chemistry in two opposite colors that just work. Kind of like how you just vibe with some people even if it shouldn’t have worked out on paper. 


WHO SHOULD GET TOURMALINES?

October babies and Libras for sure!


But also...


TAKE A TOURMALINE HOME 

Check out our full collection of tourmalines and bask in their rainbow colored beauty!


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