Tourmaline can bring many virtues the wearer. In 18th Century literature, Barbara Walker cites references, which considered this stone to be helpful to artists, authors, actors and those in creative fields. In the same century, a Dutch scientist claimed that a tourmaline wrapped in silk and placed against the cheek of a feverish child would induce sleep. In Africa, tourmaline was once used as a stone to awaken one from the dream of illusion. Ancient ceremonies in India included the use of the gem as a tool to bring insight and help in the discovery of that which is good. It would also serve to make known who or what was the cause of troubles or evil deeds. The gem was also highly valued by alchemists who, perhaps because of it’s electric effect, believed it to be related to the philosopher’s stone.
October Birthstone Tourmaline Charm set into a belcher trace Sterling Silver chain. Necklace bears 925 silver hallmark. Supplied in our jewellery presentation box.