I've always wanted a mother's ring. However, having children born in the months of April (diamond) and October (opal), and my birthstone being an amethyst, it would cost a small fortune that I don't have.
In the early 1900's, numerous discoveries of opal assured Australia
the leader in production and export of this gemstone. Fire Opals are found in Mexico and Ethiopia. Common and fancy varieties are found in Hungary, Indonesia, Brazil, Peru, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Slovania, and the Czech Republic. Opals have also been found here in the United States in Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, and Louisiana.
If you want loyalty and faithfulness, then wear opals. This seductive stone intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions.
The Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and has a
hexagonal crystal system. This crystalline mineral is found in a variety of colors: green, black, pink, blue, red, yellow, purple, white, grey, orange, and brown (you can see all of the colors and shapes here (https://geology.com/minerals/tourmaline.shtml ) It's appearance is opaque to transparent and on the MOHS scare of hardness, the tourmaline comes in at a 7.0-7.5--a fairly hardy gemstone.
Brazil has been the lead source for tourmaline for over 500 years. The first commercial tourmaline mine was found in 1821 near the town of Paris, Maine, however, the most important source here in the States are the mines in Southern California.
This beautiful gemstone is known for it's power in reducing toxin
related illnesses. Wearing tourmaline also will aid in reducing stress, improve circulation, and strengthen the immune system.
In this photo, you can see the hexagonal point watermelon tourmaline.
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