Rubellite Tourmaline

October’s alternative birthstone, tourmaline is known as the most versatile gemstone of them all. Tourmaline with red, pink, purplish colors are called "rubellite tourmaline". 
Rubellite tourmaline varies in color from a deep red to rosy pink and deep purple colors. Often times you may observe a brownish, orangish or purplish hue in these gems!
Rubellites are one of the gemstones, where the presence of inclusions is actually a benefit. They are a "Type 2" gem; meaning in most cases they have eye visible inclusions. It measures at 7-7.5 on the Mohs’ hardness scale making them a durable gemstone for all types of jewelry.