October’s green tourmaline, also known as chrome tourmaline, is a magnificent stone.
Since its early popularity in the late 1800s, the magical stone’s crystalline green shimmer often causes its admirers to mistake it for an emerald. This is because of the chemical influence of chrome, which is responsible for the “birth” of the spectacular deep green birthday gemstone.
In fact, a collection of the 17th Century Russian Crown jewels, originally thought to be rubies, were ultimately determined to be (you guessed it)… tourmalines.
Tourmaline remains a major player in high-end circles and a familiar gemstone of high-profile occasions. The stone has made appearances across the red carpet in beautiful green tourmaline jewelry accents like Piaget’s green tourmaline ear-cuffs worn by Scarlett Johansson for the 2015 Academy Awards.
The colors of tourmaline include a broad spectrum of hues, from those showing a light hint of green, to some so dense that we can only recognize the color upon close examination under bright light
But of all tourmaline’s wondrous colors, the clear favorite of the jewelry industry—and the individuals seeking the glamour of the well sought-after gemstone—has remained the same over its illustrious years: green tourmaline. Gorgeous happy-birthday green.
To celebrate a special October birthday, HerMJ offers beautiful green crystal jewelry birthday alternatives for the October gemstone.