Tourmaline, a modern birthstone for October, has only found popularity since the late 18th century, but it is easy to see why everyone loves it now. Tourmalines come in just about every color of the rainbow, and most stones exhibit more than one color at once! From lush greens and bright blues, to hot pink and deep red, Tourmaline is an amazing stone that is perfect for jewelry due to its beauty and durability.

Tourmaline is prized for its ability to balance the right and left sides of the brain while inspiring and awakening its wearer. Tourmaline awakens objectivity, compassion and serenity. It also enhances tolerance, understanding, and discernment. Tourmaline is a very protective stone that is often helpful for channeling and healing work. Tourmaline is often associated with the 4th or Heart Chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love. Other colors of tourmaline are associated with the chakra of the same color.