Friday, June 4, 2010

Pink Saturday-June 5

Well where did this week go? It is Pink Saturday already! Time to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for the entire list of Pinkers.




This weeks stone is the Tourmaline.



Believe it or not, all of these stones are tourmalines.


Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the tourmaline, on its long journey up from the centre of the Earth, passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the 'gemstone of the rainbow'.




The name tourmaline comes from the Singhalese words 'tura mali'. In translation, this means something like 'stone with mixed colours', referring to the colour spectrum of this gemstone, which outdoes that of all other precious stones. There are tourmalines from red to green and from blue to yellow. They often have two or more colours. There are tourmalines which change their colour when the light changes from daylight to artificial light, and some show the light effect of a cat's eye. No two tourmalines are exactly alike. This gemstone has an endless number of faces, and for that reason it suits all moods. No wonder that magical powers have been attributed to it since ancient times. In particular, it is the gemstone of love and of friendship, and is said to render them firm and long-lasting.




These are watermelon tourmalines. The colours vary from green to pink, just like watermelon.

Now that you are almost an expert on tourmalines please be sure to visit the pink glass lady. She shares my passion for pink depression glass.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend!

Credits
picture 1-grouping of tourmaline egemsource.com

gorgeous pink tourmaline ring www.faycullen.com


information on tourmaline www.gemstone.org

watermelon tourmaline Gracie Jewellery

17 comments:

  1. What a lovely stone. I don't think I've ever heard of it. It reminds me of Sparklers watermelon candy. Hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  2. OMGoodness, I would LOVE to have that ring!!!!!!!! It's stunning!!!!!

    Happy PS!

    Maggie@
    Do These shoes match this purse?

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  3. Thanks for visiting with me today. I loved reading your blog. That ring is to die for.

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  4. I just love the very last picture. Those are so lovely together. The variations in color make them just marvelous.

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  5. I just love the watermellon ones! thanks for sharing in the pinkness :)

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  6. Hello and a very happy (belated) Pink Saturday to you!!

    It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

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  7. You always have lots of interesting info on your blog. Thanks!

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  8. Hello fellow Canadian! Thanks for visiting me on Pink Saturday! I love the watermelon stones!! Take care and come again for a visit!

    Wanda

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  9. Lovely stones!! Hope you had a great weekend!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  10. Happy Pink Saturday, Nancy.

    I loved this lesson on tourmalines. The watermelon are my favorite.

    Thank you for introducing, Bronny. I think we all love pink depression glass.

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  11. Hello! The stones are gorgeous!
    I believe a cocktail ring I have from my mother is a tourmaline! And rings that were made for us when we were children, that I had resized for my daughter!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Kathy

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  12. Hi this is Lara, you visited my Blog Lara's Lovely Creations http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/. Thanks for checking out my Pink Saturday Post and for leaving a comment. I've become your newest follower. Great jewellery by the way.

    Lara

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  13. How beautiful. I just love the ring. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. Oh I did love reading about tourmaline's. I am an October girl, so you know the pinks are a favorite, but I would take any of them, they are so pretty. Thank you for sharing this info.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !! I hope you have a great day and a healthy year filled with blessings. love..sis

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  16. Just stopping by to read your Pink Saturday post for this week.

    I hope all is well with you.

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  17. fancy pink show...
    loved them all!

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