Born in October? The pink tourmaline is your birthstone. (The opal also is a birthstone for October; you get to choose!)
Tourmalines actually come in a variety of colors (including pink). In fact, tourmaline gemstones come in so many colors and are such fine examples of gems that they’ve been mistaken for emeralds, sapphires and rubies (Russian Empress Catherine the Great is said to ave loved a red tourmaline the size of a peacock’s egg that she – and everyone else – thought was a ruby.
The pink tourmaline is said to balance the best of both the feminine and masculine traits within a woman, letting her reach her full, human potential. It also is said to bestow upon a female wearer inner strength and harmony.