October also sports two beautiful gemstones as its birthstones:
Tourmaline – Tourmaline has been established as the primary birthstone of October.
It is also a favorite among jewelry collectors and jewelry designers alike. The reason
is because Tourmaline can be found in such an array of colors that there is something
to suit almost anyone’s taste. Tourmalines are also known for their bi-color and tri-color
forms, meaning that 2 or even 3 differentcolors exist distinctly within the same gemstone.
Opal – Opals are the older birthstone of October and they are still extremely popular and
well-regarded for their colorful beauty and radiance. Opal derives from the Greek meaning
“tosee a change” of color. Opals change appearance depending on their backgrounds and
the base gemstone itself vary widely in color from milky white all the way through to black.