Sooooo delicate are the Keishi pearls from Japan, they are salt water beauties! Each one has a weird shape of it's own, and color is a silvery to gold-ish cast, very luminescent ! The fantastic little Tourmaline slice is green on green! So beautiful ! faceted and clear... measure 12 x 15 mm.
Total length is 19"
Tourmaline was used to strengthen teeth and bones and to shrink varicose veins. Tourmaline possesses magnetic properties that cause it to give off a soothing tingle when rubbed with a piece of silk. For this reason, it was attributed with the ability to enable sleep and calm nerves. This gem also was thought to prevent baldness.
Pink tourmaline was thought to make its wearer popular, while the green variety increased business prowess. In cases of infertility, a bi-colored, "watermelon" tourmaline, placed in the region of the ovary, was believed to stimulate ovulation. And dreaming of a tourmaline foretold accidents.
Tourmaline is found in almost every gemstone color: pink, green, yellow, blue, brown, and mixtures of these colors. It is an alternative birthstone for October.