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Tourmaline: October's Birthstone Radiating in the Glow of 18K Gold

As October rolls around, it's time to celebrate the birthstone of the month: tourmaline. This dazzling gemstone, known for its vibrant colours and fascinating history, is a true testament to the beauty of nature's treasures. In this article, we will dive into the captivating history of tourmaline while exploring its exquisite pairing with 18K gold in fine jewellery.

Rough watermelon tourmaline stone

A Colourful Journey Through Time

Tourmaline is a gemstone that has intrigued civilizations for centuries, thanks to its remarkable spectrum of colours. The word "tourmaline" is derived from the Sinhalese word "turmali," which means "mixed." This name reflects the wide range of colours and hues that tourmalines can display, often within a single crystal.


Ancient Legends and Beliefs

Throughout history, tourmaline has been surrounded by captivating myths and beliefs. In ancient Egyptian times, it was believed that tourmaline travelled from the earth's core and passed over a rainbow, acquiring its vibrant colours along the way. This connection to rainbows gave rise to the belief that tourmaline possessed magical and protective powers, guarding against evil and promoting spiritual insight, as well as stable and lasting love and friendships.


18K Gold: The Perfect Companion

Pairing tourmaline with 18K gold is a match made in heaven, combining the allure of a mesmerizing gemstone with the timeless elegance of high-quality gold. 18K gold, consisting of 75% pure gold and 25% alloy metals, is renowned for its durability and lustrous golden hue. When set with tourmaline, it creates a harmonious blend of radiant colours and luxurious metalwork.


Tourmaline Varieties

Tourmaline comes in a kaleidoscope of colours, each with its unique charm:

  1. Pink Tourmaline: Often associated with love and compassion, pink tourmaline ranges from delicate pastels to vibrant fuchsia.

  2. Green Tourmaline: Representing vitality and growth, green tourmaline can range from soothing forest greens to intense teal.

  3. Paraíba Tourmaline: Named after the Brazilian state of Paraíba, this variety is known for its electric blue or green hues and is highly prized for its rarity and brilliance.

  4. Watermelon Tourmaline: This captivating variety showcases pink and green colours in a single crystal, resembling the refreshing colours of a watermelon.

Fine Jewellery Inspiration At Hafeez, we believe in celebrating the individuality of gemstones through our exquisite creations. Our designers carefully select their finest specimens, showcasing their exceptional colours and brilliance. When set in 18K gold, tourmaline jewellery becomes an expression of artistry, elegance, and personal style, just like our rainbow Nithaar multi-stone necklace, perfect for both casual and dressed-up occasions. This exquisite piece features a spectrum of gemstones, including pink tourmaline beads, and is set in lustrous 18K yellow gold, making it a versatile addition to your collection and a perfect gift to celebrate friendship.


Model wearing Hafeez Nithaar necklace with tourmaline beads

Hafeez Nithaar necklace in 18k yellow gold and tourmaline, peridot, amazonite and citrine beads

October's birthstone, tourmaline, is a testament to nature's artistry, offering a dazzling array of colours that have captured hearts throughout history. Paired with the timeless beauty of 18K gold, tourmaline jewellery becomes a symbol of sophistication and individuality. Whether you're drawn to the pinks, greens, or vibrant Paraíba blues, tourmaline in 18K gold is a radiant choice for those celebrating birthdays in the month of October or simply seeking a piece of exquisite, nature-inspired jewellery.


Explore our collections and discover the magic of coloured gemstones in 18K gold at Hafeez.


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