October Birthstone – October Birthstone Tourmaline is the only mineral, located on the earth, which have a long-lasting source of energy (the sun). So, October Birthstone Tourmaline is called a nugget of energy or electric stone.
Negative ions and low energy polarity generated from this mineral is a sensational new substance being examined by many research centers and laboratories.
The composition of October Birthstone tourmaline comprises: potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, silicon, iodine, fluorine, and other components. A total of 26 trace elements from the periodic table.
Name of the Turmaline Birthstone comes from the Sinhalese Turamali-«colorful». Color of October Birthstone tourmaline depends on the chemical composition of the stone. Tourmalines are green or magenta, rarely yellow. The most valuable stones transparent greenish blue and crimson red color. There are tourmalines polychrome painted in different colors simultaneously.
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OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE HISTORY
Catherine II just not only loved jewelry – she them truly adored.
Extravagance and splendor of her court became a legend. The Gifts of Empress also were gorgeous – because October Birthstone Tourmaline – changeable stone that era was made primarily hold the luxury jewelry and valuables were also a sign of respect, and the official awards.
Infinitely generous, she herself often received from friends , colleagues and allies fine jewelry – and, of course, could not resist, when in 1777 the Swedish king Gustav VIII gave her a sign of friendship and respect for the delicate carved crimson red grape bunch weight 255 carats, framed by green enamel leaves.
Huge, iridescent stone was like sweet treat that and wanted to taste it – it was the most unusual of Historical stones , and still stored in the Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation. In the old days it was called «ruby Caesar», but later it was found that the gem is not a ruby, and perhaps much more interesting and unusual stone.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE HISTORY
October Birthstone Tourmaline (buyers guide) appeared in Europe relatively recently – sailors brought from Ceylon the first samples, in 1703, returning from the Indian colonies.
There is no doubt that India used tourmalines since ancient times, especially since there is this kind of minerals is considered one of the most valuable.
Dutch colonists, at first did not find October Birthstone tourmaline jewelry application – rough tourmaline crystals they were getting out of their pipes of tobacco ash.
Maybe it was because October Birthstone tourmaline has a wonderful ability to electrify when heated – even its name in the language of the inhabitants of the island of Sri Lanka, «turamali» means «attracting the ashes».
October Birthstone Tourmaline, especially red and green varieties, immediately attracted a lot of attention, but they are often confused with rubies, emeralds and spinels.
Thus, in the crown of the Czech kings , which according to legend was killing the one who wears it without having the law, was not inserted ruby, and October Birthstone tourmaline.
October Birthstone Tourmaline same weight of 500 carats and not pink spinel crown adorned Russian Empress Anna Ivanovna.
In Europe, October Birthstone tourmaline becomes popular not too fast, but is another matter Russia , where these stones came from distant India , immediately gained immense popularity.
At the same time, there October Birthstone tourmaline appeared much earlier – in the XVI century . they are widely imported from the East and were used for inlay cups and boxes, pointing barmas Mantle and royal outfits, decorations church utensils, icons and crosses salaries .
the great princes, such as and Mikhail Romanov Ivan Alexeevich adorned hats and wreaths by October Birthstone Tourmalines.
And so since as October Birthstone tourmaline began to extract the Urals, they began to use many times more – necklaces, rings, brooches , snuff-boxes , sometimes as a material for carving small figurines and vessels.
Certainly, a great role in enhancing October Birthstone tourmaline popularity in Russia played a great Faberge, which is extremely fond of this stone and actively used in jewelry and small items of decor.
After the Revolution, October Birthstone tourmaline for a while, seemed have been forgotten – and extract it in Russia have become noticeably smaller, but today the glory of tourmaline is back and on a much larger scale than before.
Unfortunately , the price is transparent , clean and large stones is also increased, so the best quality October Birthstone tourmalines go to the production of high-end piece of jewelry.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE ORIGIN & PROPERTIES
October Birthstone Tourmaline – mineral of silicate group complex composition comprising a compound of aluminum, boron, manganese and magnesium.
Mohs hardness: from 7.0 to 7.5
The density: from 3 to 3.4 g/cm³, glitter glass, pronounced pleochroism.
Old name – schorl. Trade names of varieties – Brazilian sapphire, ruby Brazilian, Brazilian emerald.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE MINES
October Birthstone Tourmaline mined in Brazil, Russia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE ZODIAC SIGN
Astrologically, red, green and watermelon October Birthstone tourmaline suitable Aries, Taurus, Leos, Libra, Scorpio. For capricorn is more useful green. For Aquarius – blue and green. For Sagittarius – Blue and Scorpio – Black.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE COLORS
October Birthstone Tourmaline – most beautiful of gemstones, each of its species is interesting in its own way.
The most well known red-pink October Birthstone tourmaline, the color of ripe berries like raspberries – they are called rubellite.
Verdelity-dark-green October Birthstone tourmalines, resembling bright emeralds – the second most common.
In third place, you can put a «watermelon» gem – the most amazing views of October Birthstone tourmaline, polychrome stone, various portions of which have the red, then green.
Entire crystal like a piece October Birthstone Tourmaline – Watermelon fickle: it, like this delicious fruit, red and green core of «crust».
However, this does not end of October Birthstone tourmaline colors: among them there indicolite – dark blue mineral that is often reminiscent of sapphire and achroite-clear, colorless stone with a bluish tinge, and bright yellow Canaris and brown dravite and sibirite cherry, and black and opaque schorl gloomy, and the most rare and expensive neon-blue Paraiba tourmaline.
In addition, the color is distributed through the crystal too curious way: different angles, the intensity of color is slightly different and beautiful stone shimmers in the light, and there are minerals with the effect of asterism or «cat’s eye», as well as alexandrite effect that change color depending on the lighting character.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE HEALING PROPERTIES
As a healer, October Birthstone tourmaline versatile enough due to the large variety of colors.
In general, October Birthstone tourmaline improve sleep, harmonize state of the endocrine and immune systems.
Noteworthy is the ability of October Birthstone tourmaline (schorl especially) have a positive impact on cancer.
Black October Birthstone tourmaline is also indicated in the treatment of neurotic disorders.
Green October Birthstone tourmaline restore nerves after stressful situations.
Red October Birthstone tourmaline, especially rubellites, reduced metabolism, improve complexion, strengthen the potency and sexual function of the body, improve blood circulation and generally beneficial effect on the circulatory system.
Watermelon October Birthstone tourmaline combines the properties and pink, and green of their fellows.
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE TOURMALINE MYSTICAL PROPERTIES
Energy of October Birthstone tourmaline long been associated with sexual energy , even considering something like an aphrodisiac.
In India, red-pink October Birthstone tourmaline – the traditional male mascot, granting potency attractiveness to the opposite sex, mutual love.
October Birthstone Tourmaline was not recommended to women, because the stone supposedly could make them too active and insatiable in his personal life.
Green October Birthstone tourmaline – money «decoy» that attracts success and wealth as powerfully as red tourmaline attracts – love.
However, October Birthstone tourmaline able to absorb excess energy and cool feeling, so it should not wear those over 35 years old.
It should be noted that both of these stones – mascots artists, bestowing inspiration, creative energy and recognition of talent.
Multicolored tourmalines – the lucky stones, while carrying luck, creative and erotic impulses, they make life easier, bright and cheery.
Blue October Birthstone tourmaline brings peace and tranquility, promotes wisdom and contemplation.
October Birthstone Tourmaline long time ago gained notoriety – he is considered a stone of witches and wizards, and for good reason: it protects against so-called «Evil forces» and poltergeist helps reflect astral attack or attack yourself.
Colorless October Birthstone tourmaline helps business people in the difficult moments of doing business, it must be worn in the form of beads or as Signet.