Indeed it is! Tourmaline is one of October’s birthstones. Typically most people use pink Tourmaline if they want to use the stone in birthstone jewelry, but almost any color can be used.
So, not only is Tourmaline perfect for birthstone jewelry, it’s also one of the few natural stones where you can choose jewelry in the recipient’s favorite colors!
Tourmaline is one of the most recently discovered stones, so all of its meanings are more modern than most stones. That said, Tourmaline is thought to inspire healing, friendship, forgiveness, and compassion.
Sounds like a pretty great friendship and relationship stone, doesn’t it!
I’m always expanding my selection of handmade artisan jewelry, but right now I primarily make earrings and necklaces with Tourmaline stones.
Yes, all of my Sterling Silver jewelry is hypoallergenic and nickel free. It’s important to me to make sure my jewelry is as safe as possible for my customers, which is also why I’ve put together an explainer article: Hypoallergenic And Nickel Free Information.
Tourmaline is one of very few stones that comes in almost all colors and color combinations!
In fact, one of the reasons Tourmaline was not officially identified and discovered sooner was that it was frequently mistaken for other stones based on the color of the Tourmaline.
So, there are a lot of famous jewels out there that are actually made from Tourmaline, but were originally thought to be Amethysts, Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, or other stones.
Tourmaline tends to have pale colors, but that’s more of a trend than a rule. There are some examples of brightly colored Tourmaline.
However, when it comes to my selection of handmade artisan jewelry, the available colors will always depend on the available supply, and which Tourmalines I can source from eco-friendly companies.