Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for october, along with the opal. Tourmaline represents a love of humanity and humanitarianism. Tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship. It is used for grounding purposes, to stabilize, and reaffirm our earth roots. it also creates a commitment towards the completion of one’s goals.