October Birthstone Tourmaline & Opal

Tourmaline is a dichroic gemstone that comes in many, many different colors; it also appears to have different colors depending on the angle at which it is seen. Tourmaline's name comes from the Sinhalese word "turmali," which means "mixed." Tourmaline has the greatest color range of any gemstone - the lighter colors are more valuable than the darker colors. Legend says tourmaline inspires artistic expression and enhances your intuition. Certainly this gem's varied palette inspires designers to create jewelry to suit every mood.