I'm going to have to say it, "I can't believe we're already in October!" Which means its almost the holidays! How did that happen?! Well now that's out of the way lets learn about October's birthstone, tourmaline.
This gem is a favorite among jewelry designers and gem collectors since it is available in a variety of colors, mainly shades of greens and pinks. Not that we always have to make a connection to food, but there is something called watermelon tourmaline and it really does look like a juicy watermelon. Its green on the outside and a pink on the inside. Delicious! This lovely stone is known as the "peace stone" and believed to dispel fear, anger, jealousy, and aggressiveness. It's also believed the stone helps its wearer stay calm and tranquil. We could all use a little calming once in a while. The stone is also to aid in creativity of the wearer. Think about all the DIY projects you can accomplish! Regardless of if you need a little calming or creativity this is a beautiful stone that anyone will be thrilled to wear!