13. Did you know…

October has two birthstones – opal and tourmaline?

Opal symbolizes beauty and happiness.  Opals are famous for their “play of colors” – many stones flash the colors of the rainbow when moved, due to the interference of light on small cracks and other internal structural differences.

 

 

Tourmaline is said to protect the wearer.  Among some people, tourmaline is known as the “peace stone,” believed to dispel fear and make its wearer calm.

Most tourmalines are found in a myriad of colours: yellow, green, red, blue, pink, brown, black.