If If your birthday falls in the month of October then you’re in luck, because the exquisite tourmaline is your birthstone. Known as a symbol of love and friendship due to its endurance, it is also the traditional gemstone for an eighth wedding anniversary. Tourmaline comes in a dazzling variety of colours, from ruby reds and shocking pinks to deep, iridescent blues. According to Egyptian legend, the tourmaline passed through a rainbow during its long journey from the centre of the Earth up to the surface, hence, its wide array of colours from every part of the spectrum. These days it is known as the gem of intuition, artistic expression and creativity. It is a multi-faceted stone that displays visible dichroism, meaning each stone’s colours differ according to the angle it is viewed from. Tourmaline is a terrific alternative to other gemstones, such as emeralds, sapphires, rubies and coloured diamonds, with no two stones being exactly alike.
Here at Koro in Perth, we have an enormous array of tourmaline gemstones for you to choose from, so that we can create your unique piece of custom jewellery. We only supply quality tourmaline, as the more vivid and bright the hue, the more beautiful and valuable the gemstone will be. Tourmaline is a particularly user-friendly stone, and can be hand-set in artisanal earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. As they are so versatile, they can be used in a wide variety of designs and styles, from an informal beaded choker to a bespoke engagement ring that will stand the test of time.
Our cutters know just how important is to make the correct cut when working with this stone, as a rainbow of different colours should be able to be seen from a variety of angles due to its many facets. For this reason, step or scissor cuts are often used in order to bring the optimal amount of light into the stone. A well-cut tourmaline should dance with colour and light.
When it comes to crafting your distinctive piece of custom jewellery, the world is your oyster. Due to the tourmaline’s enormous range of colour variations, it can be beautifully offset and crafted by our designers using white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, sterling silver or platinum. For an extra touch of luxury, diamonds are also often incorporated into the design to make the tourmaline stone really come alive. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
When caring for your piece of custom jewellery, be aware that the tourmaline gemstone can have an electrical charge when rubbed, and hence may attract lint and dust. Due to this, it is best to clean your jewellery frequently with a fine toothbrush and soapy water.
Koro’s goal is to design custom jewellery that is as individual as you are. We craft beautiful hand-made pieces using only quality gemstones and materials, with all our jewellery designed on the premises. To arrange a one-to-one discussion with one of our designers, please contact us on 9485 0880 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .