Gemstone Guide

Pink Tourmaline - The October Birthstone

by A MITRUKA on Apr 08, 2023

Pink Tourmaline - The October Birthstone - Inspiring Jewellery


 Pink tourmaline is a gemstone known for its vibrant pink hue and impressive durability. Tourmaline is a mineral that comes in a range of colors, with pink being one of the most popular. 


Pink Tourmaline stone can be found throughout the world. Rich deposits have been mined in the United States, Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, and Namibia. But the finest quality stones are found in the Muzo mines of Brazil and Namibia.

Brazil - The state of Minas Gerais in Eastern Brazil is home to many gemstones and is the world's leading source of tourmalines.

In the early 1890s, Tourmaline was reported in California, where Native Americans had, for centuries, given specific colors of the gemstone as funeral gifts. At that point, China represented the biggest market for Tourmaline. The Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi was particularly fond of pink Tourmaline. 


It is a gem that promotes compassion, empathy, and self-love while also aiding in releasing anger and emotional trauma.

Physical Properties of Tourmaline

White when softer than the streak plate. Colorless when harder than the streak plate. Lack of visible cleavage, prismatic crystals with rounded triangular cross-sections often striated, vibrant colors, pleochroism.



It has mental and emotional healing properties. For example, it can calm mild anxiety and help those experiencing serious emotional pain such as heartbreak, grief, or depression.

The emotional and mental healing properties of Pink Tourmaline:

Pink Tourmaline promotes self-love and confidence and can assist in breaking cycles of addiction and compulsive behavior. It also relieves anxiety and stress while facilitating emotional healing by releasing stored negative emotions and trauma.

It can boost positive thinking and creativity and help you conquer self-doubt and insecurity. It may also motivate you to take risks and discover new opportunities.


We can use Pink Tourmaline in different ways to increase its healing power and receive maximum benefits:

  • Put a crystal in your home or workplace to promote a positive and calm atmosphere.
  • Wear its jewelry to enhance feelings of love, compassion, and empathy.
  • Put a Pink Tourmaline crystal in your child's room to help protect and keep them safe.
  • Carry a stone to promote positive energy and happiness.
  • Meditate with crystals to deepen your spiritual connection.
  • Put a Pink Tourmaline crystal in your garden to encourage growth and abundance.



It is the modern October birthstone and the gemstone for the 8th wedding anniversary. It is sometimes considered an alternate gemstone for the 5th anniversary.

Although it is not a traditional birthstone, it still has excellent astrological importance. It is the zodiac stone for those born with the sign of Libra.

For Pisces, it is an ideal gemstone as it can strengthen their intuition and spiritual connection. In addition, as Pisces is typically imaginative, it can also boost their creativity.

However, because Pink Tourmaline gemstone is a versatile gemstone -

It resonates with many signs in the Zodiac, so it's perfect for anyone looking to add the properties of Pink Tourmaline into their lives.  


Pink tourmaline jewellery can take many forms, from simple stud earrings to elaborate necklaces and bracelets. The gemstone is often used as the centerpiece of a design, with diamonds or other gemstones used to accentuate its natural beauty.

If you are looking for a classic and understated design or a bold and dramatic statement piece, pink tourmaline jewelry is sure to add a touch of elegance and beauty to any outfit.


Considering its rarity, beautiful color, and its universal appeal, it can be a perfect jewelry gift for her, a birthday gift, a Christmas gift, Valentine’s gift, or a gift for mom or friend.

If you're experiencing depression, heartbreak, the loss of a loved one, or a recent tragedy, Pink Tourmaline can help you.

 Inspiring Jewellery offers genuine Pink Tourmaline jewellery at a great value. Please visit our website for more details.


Tourmaline jewelry has a mineral hardness rating of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, making it suitable for everyday wear, but it should be worn carefully. 


The price and value of pink Tourmaline vary according to quality. The chief determinants of value are color, clarity, cut, and size. While color is usually a matter of personal preference, the more saturated and brighter pinks tend to be the most valuable. 

Color Saturation in Tourmaline

This is the most important of the three components when judging the quality of color in Tourmaline. It refers to how deep/vivid the color is.

The finest quality stones are found in the Muzo mines of Brazil and Namibia. Namibian pink Tourmaline has a very intense color. Tourmaline gems of excellent quality are uncommon and costly.

To check if your pink Tourmaline is genuine, examine it under bright artificial light. Natural tourmalines change color in artificial light and may have a brownish tone. If a stone is marketed as a pink tourmaline but doesn't have this undertone in artificial light, it may be a fake gemstone.