They say it’s derived from the Sinhalese turamali which refers to mixed-colour gems of unknown identity. It looks even more beautiful when transparent. The pink (rubellite), the blue (indicolite) and the green, are the most popular varieties.
Due to the written descriptions from excavations, it seems that tourmaline was very popular in ancient times, probably due to it’s various colours. In the ancient Eastern Indian culture, they valued it as a ‘teller stone’ and it was also used by shamen among the African, Native American Indian and Aboriginal tribes.
It is quite a beautiful stone, all the varieties of it, as well as the tumbled stones.
I hope you had a lovely October birthday.
This necklace was made with rose quartz gemstone beads, the tourmaline gemstone, crystals and tiger-eye stone beads. The price is R90. To place your order, please complete the form on my ‘Contact me’ page. I would also love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below.
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Tourmaline – October Birthstone #2
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