Birthstones For October-Opal and Tourmaline
Birthstones are gems that are associated with a birth month. Usually, they are worn as jewellery to bring good luck, health, protection or simply because they look beautiful.
October is one of the few months having two birthstones – the opal and the tourmaline – each having a unique meaning and historical significance.
In this blog post we will explore and discover more about these two precious stones, which are so loved among our customers.
My favourite stones have to be the tourmaline and opal, their multitude of shapes and colours making them unique with often no two being the same.
The tourmaline is one of the most popular gemstones and it is available in a multitude of beautiful colours. From pink, blue and green to the wonderful watermelon and bicolour.
To find out more about the awesome colours of the tourmaline please read on..
Watermelon Tourmaline is a type of Tourmaline that has a pink center and green perimeter around the outside, resembling a watermelon and its rind. … As the Pink Tourmaline in the center was forming and thickening, exposure to additional minerals such as manganese and lithium caused the stone to change colour over time.
From, blue to greens and pinks to blues these stones never fail to amaze me.
Each unique gemstone can come in a variety of cuts, shapes, and sizes each with a kaleidoscope of colours, making them perfect for one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery.
With or without a sprinkle of diamonds the tourmaline just simply catches the eye, be it a pendant, earrings, or statement ring
Below are a few of our tourmaline rings from the unique one of a kind to faceted brilliant gemstones
All About the Opals
Of equal beauty is the other October’s birthstone the opal. Once known as the queen of gems because it encompassed the colours of all other gems, opals are as unique as our fingerprints.
The opal also represents justice and harmony, it is a protective stone and has always been associated with love and passion, acting as an emotional stabiliser.
Five of the main opal types are:
White or light opal, black opal, fire opal, boulder opal, crystal, or water opal.
Black opal is the most precious, rare, and highly valued stone, and has a black or dark body tone. It also comes in every colour of the rainbow.