One of the birthstones for October, Tourmaline is called the ‘gemstone of the rainbow’ because it represents an array of colors that no other gemstone can compare with. An old Egyptian legend claims that on its long journey up from the center of the Earth, the tourmaline passed over a rainbow, and that is the reason for its wide variety of colors. Tourmaline truly suits all personalities and moods due to its vast color possibilities. Tourmalines are dynamic in their displaying color, but they are also very hard – claiming 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale – and this makes the stone a very lasting and particular favorite for jewelers and wearers alike. With all the wonderful attributes of the Tourmaline, it is no wonder that magical powers have been attributed to the stone since ancient times. Tourmaline is the gemstone of love and of friendship, and is said to render relationships firm and long-lasting.
Diamonds! There are several reasons behind all the hype about this gorgeous gemstone. It is one of the hardest natural minerals on Earth, making a Diamond ideal for everyday wear. A Diamond is likely to last several lifetimes with minimal care. The Fire of a Diamond, there is almost no gemstone that can rival the light dispersion that Diamonds emit, returning a kaleidoscope of color back to the eye. There are many other traits, those mentioned are just a few that contribute to a Diamond’s being one of the most practical and most beautiful of all the gemstones.
Diamond is a crystal of Light; its high frequency energy is dispersed into flashing prisms of brilliant “fire” that typifies the sun. It is a spiritual stone, a symbol of perfection and illumination. This “Stone of Invincibility” is worn to symbolize a lasting love, as well as embody victory, superior strength, fortitude and courage to its wearer. It is associated with lightning and fearlessness, and for its properties of protection. These are just a few of the reasons why Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!