TWO OF A KIND
October babies, take note. Here, your 411 on this month’s birthstones: opal and tourmaline.
Bracelet with Paraiba tourmaline, Dior Haute Joaillerie In the ’60s, scientists discovered opals with microscopic silica spheres that diffract light, which display various colours of the rainbow. Today, they’re known as “precious opals”. Black tourmalines were once used as talismans against negative energy, which includes radiation, pollutants, and toxins. When electrically charged through heat, tourmalines can act as a magnet by oscillating, or repel particles of dust. Opals, like black tourmalines, protect you from harm