October's very special birthstone, pink tourmaline, dazzles in more colors than any other naturally occurring gemstone, making it truly one-of-a-kind. The name Tourmaline originates for the Sinhalese word toramalli, which means a "stone with mixed colors", making it the perfect gem to celebrate all October birthdays!
Tourmalines are so rich in color, they can often be mistaken for other gems such as rubies and emeralds. In fact, the gem wasn't identified as a separate mineral species until the 1800's, which has fooled many kings and queens throughout history. Pink tourmalines can range in color from soft, pale pink shades to deep hues of dark reds to hot pinks. The world's finest pink tourmalines are found in Brazil and Naimbia. Namibian pink tourmalines have a very intense color making them extremely rare and expensive.
Pink tourmalines are also known for their chemical and mystical properties. The gem is a symbol of peace, creative inspiration, and so much more. It is also a symbol of friendship, compassion, self-love, transformation, and humanitarianism. Legend has it that tourmaline stones travel along with rainbows and collect every color along the way allowing every colored tourmaline to have different healing powers. Pink tourmalines are said to remind you to be gentle, compassionate and loving. They can also give you permanence and stability.
It is no surprise that pink tourmalines are extremely special and powerful gems. Its availability in the market and its glorious color make it one of the most popular gemstones in the world. You can explore our full collection of pink tourmaline gems at any of our locations to add a little beauty to your life!