Hyacinth is a talisman. The predominant color of the stone is red, but it often forms a complex with shades of brown and yellow. Hyacinth is a stone of Moon, Saturn and Uranus. Hyacinth as translucent material has affinity with some treasures. Thus, in the East, it is considered a "brother" of the diamond. At present, hyacinth is often called noble zircon. The extraordinary brilliance of hyacinth is lost when the stone is exposed to fire or curiously when storm is approaching.
People have probably used tourmaline as a gem for centuries, but until the development of modern mineralogy, they identified it as some other stone (ruby, sapphire, emerald, and so forth) based on its coloring.
Tourmaline comes in a variety of different colors. In fact, it has one of the widest color range of any gems species.
Birthstone for October and the gem for 8th anniversaries.