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Those born in October enjoy two spectacular birthstones to commemorate their birthdays – opal and tourmaline. Both October birthstones have endless color combinations and beautiful coloring characteristics. Learn more about these two October birthstones and discover the perfect gift for those born in the tenth month.

OPAL BIRTHSTONE MEANING & HISTORY

The name of this, the traditional October birthstone, is believed to have originated in India (the source of the first opals brought to the Western world), where in Sanskrit it was called upala, a “precious stone." .” In ancient Rome, this became opalus. Most opals are valued for their shifting colors in rainbow hues – a phenomenon known as “play-of-color.”

The October birthstone’s dramatic play-of-color has inspired writers to compare it to fireworks, galaxies and volcanoes. Bedouins  once believed opal held lightning and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. Ancient Greeks thought opals bestowed the gift of prophesy and protection from disease. Europeans long maintained opal to be a symbol of purity, hope and truth. Hundreds of years ago, opal was believed to embody the virtues and powers of all colored stones.

Opal is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th wedding anniversary.

TOURMALINE BIRTHSTONE MEANING & HISTORY

Tourmaline is the newer October birthstone. The name comes from the Sinhalese word toramalli, which means “stone with mixed colors,” because it often has multiple colors in one crystal. Very few gems match tourmaline’s dazzling array of colors. Perhaps this is why ancient mystics believed this October birthstone could inspire artistic expression – it has a color palette for every mood. Among the most popular are the pink and red rubellites, the emerald green “chrome” tourmalines, and the neon green and blue-to-violet “paraíba” tourmalines. 

Because of its vast range of colors, tourmaline was often mistaken for other gemstones  One of the “rubies” in the Russian crown jewels, the “Caesar’s Ruby” pendant, is actually red (rubellite) tourmaline. A Spanish conquistador found green tourmaline crystals in Brazil in the 1500s and confused the stones with emerald. These and other cases of mistaken identity continued for centuries until scientists recognized tourmaline as a distinct mineral species in the 1800s.

Different colors of tourmaline are thought to have their own healing properties. Black tourmaline is believed to protect the wearer and give a sense of self-confidence. Pink tourmaline embodies love and is associated with compassion and gentleness. Green tourmaline promotes courage, strength and stamina. Tourmaline is given to celebrate the eighth wedding anniversary.

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    Opal and diamond 14ky gold scroll ring
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    Vintage opal and diamond 14ky gold scroll ring

    This substantial 14 karat yellow gold mounting features a 1.25 carat oval crystal opal. The opal displays blue and green colors with play of purple...

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    5m Opal triplet 14kw gold studs

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    1.28ct Black opal diamond halo14kw gold ring

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    9.63ct Pear shape opal with diamonds 14ky gold pendant

    The play of color in this exquisite 9.63 carat pear shaped opal has to be seen to be believed. Greens, blues, orange, yellow, red and violet all ap...

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    5ct opal and diamond rustic 14ky gold ring

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    Opal butterfly 14ky pendant

    This nicely detailed estate opal butterfly pendant in 14 karat yellow gold has an oval opal in the center with 3 additional round opals on each win...

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    1.80ctw 6m pink tourmaline 14kw studs

    14 karat white gold 1.80 carats total weight, 6 mm, round natural pink tourmaline stud earrings set in rhodium finished double gallery mountings wi...

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    Opal 14ky gold stud earrings

    Small oval shaped 6 X 4 mm white opals are bezel set in 14 karat yellow gold stud earrings, secured with post and friction back. 

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    Opal inlay bypass 14ky gold ring

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    4.5ctw Three stone crystal opal diamond 14ky ring

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    .56ct Tanzanite and opal inlay 14ky gold ring

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    3.5ct Oval bezel set opal contemporary 14ky ring

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    .95ct Marquise pink tourmaline and diamond 14ky gold ring

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    White opal and diamond 10ky gold pendant

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    1.16ct Pink tourmaline 10ky gold filigree ring

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    2.25ct White opal 14ky estate ring

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    Opal flower motif 14ky gold cluster ring

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    5.30ct White opal and amethyst 10ky gold ring

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    3.8ct Oval opal signet 14ky ring

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