Do you celebrate an October birthday?

October is a month of changing colors, so it is quite fitting that the October birthstones are opal and tourmaline.

Both gems are so unique and offer an incredible array of color and diversity. Tourmaline features a rainbow of colors, and opal has limitless fire and color play. Both accentuate the beautiful colors of fall and add a glow and beauty unlike any other. Read about October's two birthstones below, and be sure to let us know which is your favorite!

October's Tourmaline Birthstone

Juleve 18 Karat White Gold 3 Stone Emerald Shape Halo Ring Featuring a 7.05 Carat Blue-Green Tourmaline Accented By 1.06 Carat Total Weight Baguette & Round Brilliant Diamonds.

Tourmaline is a powerful gem. Representing love and humanity for centuries, the history behind these incredible jewels is limitless. Legend says that the tourmaline ran along a rainbow collecting all the colors, allowing it to be any color it desires. Incredibly durable, tourmaline figurines made by ancient Chinese, and Indians as ceremonial artifacts are on display around the world. Anyone wearing tourmaline will feel the history emanating from this established and beautiful gem.

Perfect in almost any setting, tourmaline excels on necklaces and rings. There are even Russian crowns that bear tourmaline gems. Not too showy, this gem is a perfect addition to any outfit. Coming in many colors, and even having the possibility to have a multitude of colors in one gem, tourmaline is a very diverse stone that has the ability to fit any person.

October's Opal Birthstone

Handcrafted To a Standard Of Perfection, These Unique 9.73 Carat Total Weight Briolette Ethiopian Opal Drop Earrings Feature Beautiful Round Brilliant Diamonds Weighing a Total of .41 Carats.

Opal is another adaptable gem. It is known as the Queen of Gems because of it has every other gem color hidden in its depths. Like your fingerprint, no two opals are the same. Each one has designs differing in colors, shape, and pattern. there is an opal for every person. Ranging from bright reds and yellows to soft greens and blues or even having the rainbow in one gem, opal is easily the most diverse gem.

When placed in rings, an opal's true potential can be unlocked on the finger. You can turn and move the opal to get a wide variety of colors and visual effects. Coveted by many, the opal is a must for your autumn and winter apparel. By far the most individual gem, be sure to choose an opal that accentuates and works with you.


Visit Gold and Diamond Source at our Clearwater showroom to view complete selection of tourmaline and opal birthstone jewelry, or shop a selection online HERE and HERE.

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