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Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair 24 – 28 February, 2015


Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair
24 – 28 February, 2015
BOOTH# – SS 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & TT 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
02 – 06 March 2015 | Treasures of Nature 10 – J05
AsiaWorld-Expo 11-C24 & 9-J24 http://rmcgems.com/

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Hong Kong March 2015 Gems & Jewelry Show


We cordially invite you to visit our booth at the upcoming Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair
24 – 28 February, 2015 BOOTH# – SS 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & TT 2, 4, 6, 8, 10


Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 02 – 06 March 2015 | Treasures of Nature 10 – J05
AsiaWorld-Expo 11-C24 & 9-J24

October has two birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal

October also has two birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.


Tourmaline has become a favorite gemstone among jewelry designer, and gem collectors the world over. Since it is available in a wide variety of colors, it is ideally suited to almost anyone’s taste. Tourmaline also is known for displaying several colors in the same gemstone. These bi-color or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations; gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized. One multi-color variety is known as watermelon tourmaline, and features green, pink, and white colors bands; to resemble its namesake, the gemstone is cut into thin slices having a pink center, white ring, and green edge. Tourmaline is found in many localities including Brazil, Afghanistan, East Africa, and the USA. –

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The name opal derives from the Greek Opallos, meaning “to see a change (of color).” Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal’s beauty is the product of contrast between its color play and its background. Opal is a formation of non-crystalline silica gel that seeped into crevices in the sedimentary strata. Through time and nature’s heating and molding processes, the gel hardened into the form of opals. The opal is composed of particles closely packed in spherical arrangements. When packed together in a regular pattern, a three-dimensional array of spaces are created that give opal its radiance.

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Paraiba Tourmaline Glowing from the inside out

Glowing from the inside out, the Paraiba Tourmaline is not only rare, but comes in various colors including neon blue, neon blue-green, and more. Paraiba Tourmaline is considered to be one of two different birthstones that can be accepted for the month of October and because of this, it is also one of the gemstones for Libras and Scorpios. It does tend to vary in color, like most Tourmaline, but its brilliance and somewhat neon glow comes from that fact that it contains the element Copper.

Along with copper, Tourmaline is comprised of the Aluminium Borosilicate element and also contains Iron, Magnesium, and Lithium. Paraiba, is the only form of Tourmaline that contains Copper. The German Foundation for Gemstone Research has also found high Gold content within Paraiba Tourmaline, equaling to about 8.6 parts per every million.

There is a Shinghalese expression “tura mali” which when translated into English, stands for “stone of many or mixed colors.” This is very well suited for this beautiful gemstone. In fact, in ancient Egyptian folklore, it has been said that on its journey to the Earth’s surface, this gemstone must have passed through a rainbow. Another interesting fact about Tourmalines is that they exhibit something called piezoelectricity, which means when the gems are warmed up, they are electrically charged. On one end they are positively charged and on the other, negatively charged, acting like a natural magnet that is strong enough to attract dust particles and ash. For this reason alone, in older times, the Dutch used Tourmalines to clean out their smoking pipes.

This gemstone, along with numerous others, is credited to having mystical and magical powers to guard one against misfortune and danger. They influence heavily over love and friendship and support stability in both. Heitor Dimas Barbosa, a Brazilian man, is responsible for finding this brilliant gemstone beneath the Paraiba Hill. Other than Brazil, Nigeria may have some deposits as well. Paraiba Tourmaline is extremely rare, thus increasing its prices tremendously.

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An Overview of Tourmaline


Tourmaline’s are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the tourmaline, on its long journey up from the centre of the Earth, passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the ‘gemstone of the rainbow’ today.

The name tourmaline comes from the Singhalese words ‘tura mali’. In translation, this means something like ‘stone with mixed colours’, referring to the colour spectrum of this gemstone, which outdoes that of all other precious stones. There are tourmalines from red to green and from blue to yellow. They often have two or more colours. There are tourmalines which change their colour when the light changes from daylight to artificial light, and some show the light effect of a cat’s eye. No two tourmalines are exactly alike. This gemstone has an endless number of faces, and for that reason it suits all moods. No wonder that magical powers have been attributed to it since ancient times. In particular, it is the gemstone of love and of friendship, and is said to render them firm and long-lasting.