Tourmaline comes in a rainbow of colors! Meaning “mixed stone”, tourmaline can be red to yellow to green and more. Tourmaline that shows more than one color, such as bi-color or tricolor tourmaline is highly prized.
– Watermelon Tourmaline shows Pink, green and white, resembling a watermelon!
– Iron and Titanium are believed to produce green and blue tourmaline
– Manganese is believed to produce red, pink and yellow
– The first tourmaline was discovered in 1554 but was thought to be an emerald
– Tourmaline can hold an electric charge when heated
Opals play with light creating a kaleidoscope of colors! Rich in lore, Australian mines have now become the world’s primary source of Opals.
– Opal contains up to 20% of water in it’s structure, meaning they can become brittle – thus it is believed that wearing opal jewelry as often as possible and exposing it to humidity and the air will help the opal from becoming cracked or pale.
– Opal is believed to help depression and finding true love
– Opals were believed to contain lightning from the sky