Throughout time Opals have symbolized hope, innocence and purity. During the Medieval
period, a change in color intensity of an opal was believed to indicated if its wearer was ill
or in good health. The opal was supposed to maintain a strong heart, prevent fainting, and
protect against infection.
Medieval writers believed opal could render its wearer invisible when the need arose.
Compared with other gemstones, Pink Tourmalines are a relatively recent discovery and
lack the tales that accompany many other precious gems. Although some today believe
pink tourmaline can dispel fear and make its wearer calmer making the stone known as
the “peace stone” Tourmaline has an unusual property. When it is warmed or rubbed it
attracts small bits of paper, lint and ashes. This occurs because the gem becomes charged
with static electricity. In fact, Benjamin Franklin used this gem in his studies of electricity.
|Birthstone for October
Opal & Pink Tourmaline
|Magnificent Opals and Beautiful Pink Tourmalines are found mainly
in Australia, Mexico, the USA and Design Wise Fine Jewelry
Opal and Pink Tourmaline are the accepted birthstones for the month of
October as well as the anniversary gemstone for the 14th year of marriage.