Natural paraiba bluish green tourmaline - excelent sparkling - 100%natural genuine gem. Gem type:- 100% natural tourmaline. Shape:- classic scissor cut.
Weight:- 1.18 cts. Size:- 7.30 x 4.50 x 3.50 mm.
Quantity:- 1 pieces (nice piece). Color:- nice paraiba green. Clarity:- vvs2 - eye clean. Hardness:- 7.50 moh's scale. Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for october, along with the opal.
The stone was first discovered by dutch traders off the west coast of italy in the late 1600's or early 1700's. The name tourmaline comes from the sinhalese term turmali, which was the name given to all colored crystals on the island of sri lanka at that time. This all inclusive name indicates the inability of ancient gem dealers to differentiate tourmaline from other stones. In fact, at one time in history, pink and red tourmaline were thought to be rubies. Pink tourmaline tends to be pinker in color than ruby.
However, their similarities in appearance are so strong that the stones in the russian crown jewels believed to be rubies for centuries, are now thought to be tourmalines. Tourmaline has been said to be good for keeping the digestive system healthy as well as strengthening teeth and bones. It is also recommended for the adrenal disorders and is used by modern practitioners to treat stress and trauma. Pink tourmaline represents a love of humanity and humanitarianism.
It is worn to promote sympathy towards others. It is an excellent stone for healers, therapists and counselors as it allows them to better listen to and understand their patients. It carries the virtue of unconditional love and friendship. In fact, it radiates the highest amount of love of all the different colored tourmalines.
It's also meant for people who bear a special injury in their hearts as it encourages love and gently disperses emotional pain and dissolves disruptive feelings. It calms the negative emotions that often upset relationships.This item is made of tourmaline.