October Birthstone Tourmaline

Indicolite Tourmaline Crystal

ubellite Tourmaline Essor Ring

Blue indicolite tourmaline crystals

One of the birstones associated with the month of november is the tourmaline.

The wonderful Tourmaline gemstone comes in many shades of greens, blue, reds, pinks, black and yellow to brown, including orange.

The main beauty of tourmalines is its varied and magnificent range of colours. Some tourmalines even have more than one color. The color depends on the place of origin: SriLanka possesses Rubellite which is blessed with colors of ruby ranging from pink to red. Malawi produces bright yellow tourmalines.

By the way, did you know that tourmaline is the national gemstone of the United States?

This gemstone has many names: Rubellite for red, Indicolite for blue, Chromolite (rich green), Canary (bright yellow), Watermelon (green-edge and red-heart combo) Paraiba ( intense green to rich blue), Bi-color (more than one colored), Cats eye (variety of colors), Schorl for black, dravite for brown and Color-change (Color changes with light from red to green )...

The rest are just called with the color prefix like pink-tourmaline.

The color of the stone takes a different hue depending on the mineral and the proportion in which is present in it.

Tourmaline is quite a hard stone with it hardness being between 6.15 and 7.5.

Tourmalines must be protected from scratches and blows.


A valued bi-colored variety of tourmaline, found in Brazil, is called the "watermelon."

Watermelon tourmaline is reddish-pink encircled by green.

Watermelon Tourmaline is a unique stone. In lithotherapy, peopIe consider it balances the yin and yang in the body. Wearing a slice of watermelon tourmaline will allow you to understand matters in a more balanced way while attracting joyful and understanding love to you. Meditate with a slice of watermelon between your hands and an understanding of the beauty of the universe may come to you.