The ancient Egyptians had a legend that the stone tourmaline traveled a long journey from the heart of the earth up towards the sun. It traveled along a rainbow collecting the rainbow's colors along the way. This is why tourmaline can be found in so many colors.

Rubbing black tourmaline will bring good luck and happiness. Green tourmaline brings success. Pink tourmaline brings love and friends. It is said to strengthen the mind and spirit. It is also said to inspire creativity. It is used as a tailsman by writers and artist.

It is the birthstone for October. It is also the accepted gem for 8th anniversaries.