October 11, 2017

Gem Stories – Tourmaline



Egyptian legend was that tourmaline because of its famed array of colors passed through a rainbow on the way up from the earth’s surface. In the late 19th century, tourmaline was discovered in California where Native Americans given the gems as tokens of respect for funerals. The stone was rediscovered in Brazil in the 1980’s and the colors of the rainbow displayed has made it a favorite, and an October birthstone, ever since. #newgild #birthstone

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