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Birthstone for October: Meaning, Colors and Jewelry

Opal and Tourmaline are the October birthstones. Tourmaline is believed to have derived its name from the word Toramalli meaning something that is out of the earth. The Sri Lankan term applied to all green, brown or yellow stones. Opals range in color from milky white to black, with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue.

Opal derives its name from the Greek word Opallos, which is to mean a change of color. Other sources indicated that the term was derived from the Sanskrit word Upala.

The people of the Orient christened Opal the Anchor of Hope. Others believed the Opal fell from the heavens when lightning struck the earth. According to some thoughts, the Opal was believed to make its wearer invisible and was a popular talisman of spies and thieves. The stone has a unique property in changing color, believed to indicate the health and mental alertness and fitness of the wearer. The October birthstone color is associated with purity, innocence, hope and faith.


LOVVE Sterling Silver Simulated White Opal Graduated Journey Necklace with 18 Inch ChainSterling Silver Created Pink Opal Adjustable Pull-string BraceletBlue Simulated Opal Oval Celtic Trinity Ring New .925 Sterling Silver Band Size 4Lab Created white opal .925 Sterling Silver Rings Size 11Sterling Silver Tree of Life Created Blue Opal Circle Pendant with 18Solid Round Lab Created White Opal .925 Sterling Silver Ring Size 6

The Opal has healing properties and is believed to be effective in curing eye infections, enhancing one’s creativity, calming nerves and strengthening memory.

The tourmaline is believed to have more of psychological effects than physical effects and helps one retain their calm when under pressure.

Tourmalines are known as the peace stone, believed to dispel anger, fear, jealousy and aggressiveness.

October Birthstone Color

The two October birthstones have a vibrant spectrum of colors, so they give charm and beauty to any jewelry they’re featured in. These dual-colored gems are prized across the world and are in high demand for their unique hue combinations and crystal structures.

The October birthstone is closely packed in spherical layers to create three-dimensional spaces thus lending radiance and intensity to the stone. Opal exhibits an array of colors. The metals and impurities present in the crystal structure are often responsible for the end color to the gemstone. For example, pink opals are as a result of the presence of manganese while the green opals are a result of the presence of vanadium.

The internal structure of the opal causes the stone to diffract light while exhibiting a range of colors. Depending on the conditions under which the stone is created, it can exhibit different birthstone colors. This is often achieved thermally. Opal hues range from clear and white to red, yellow, orange, blue, green, magenta, pink, rose, gray, slate, brown, black and olive.

The crystal opal is transparent with a bright spectrum of colors while the fire opal is translucent with bold hues of yellow, orange and red. Opal gemstones with red hues against black are the rarest and the most expensive; the green and white opals are the commonest and the less expensive gemstones.

Tourmalines display a wide spectrum of colors from yellow, blue, pink, red, green, black, and brown. A few stones are also dual-colored with their green outer edges slowly transitioning to transparent layer with a pink or red core.

October Birthstone Rings

The October birthstones are pieces made with authentic gemstones and quality metals. Not like those poor rings that will make your finger turn green when you wear them. The bulk of the people who wear October birthstone rings are impressed with the details and craftsmanship.

October birthstone rings come with matching earrings and necklaces too. October birthstone rings stand out but not too much. Here are some example of gorgeous opal rings…

Sterling Silver Round Lab Created White Opal Eternity Ring Sizes 7Lab Created White Opal & Cz .925 Sterling Silver Ring size 9
Solid Oval Lab Created White Opal .925 Sterling Silver Ring Size 7
925 Sterling Silver Oval Cut Created White Opal Ring Rose Gold Rhodium Plated RoundLab Created White Opal & Cz Crown .925 Sterling Silver Ring sizes 7The October birthstone rings are bright, beautiful, sparkly and gorgeous. Thrilled and impressed as you will be with the overall quality of the rings — its settings, materials, and quality of the stones — you will be pleased with a purchase and can even be tempted to a repurchase.

October Birthstone Necklaces

Many women are taken with the quality and simplicity of October birthstone necklaces. They can be elaborate or simple and make the perfect gift especially for anyone with an October birthday. Right now the trend is to more simple designs but it depends on the personality and outfit it’s worn with.

You can order October birthstone necklaces online – here are some beautiful ones…

10K Gold Dainty Swarovski Elements Birthstone Pendant with Gold Filled Chain, OctoberSterling Silver Pink Cubic Zirconia October Birthstone Heart Necklace (18 inch)Sterling Silver October Disc Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Pendant Necklace, 18Lux Accessories Light Synthetic Amethyst June Birthstone Pendant Disc Pave Charm Pendant Necklace BirthdaySolitaire Cubic Zirconia CZ Necklace October Pink Simulated Birthstone Tourmaline Halo Pendant NecklaceCircle Initial Charm Necklace and Small Gemstone Bead, Personalized Disc Necklace, Turquoise Birthstone Jewelry,Most of the October birthstones comes in just the right length, the right pendant, and looks lovely with any outfit (casual or smart) even as they fit any time of the day (daytime and equally as evening wear).

The October birthstone necklaces go well with most outfits because they are simple in style. Their semi-opaque finish catches the light and reflects colors in a subtle but glamorous way.

October Birthstone Earrings

Such beautiful yet simple little earrings, the October birthstone earrings look really expensive and have been finished to a high standard.These little gems are good quality and very well priced. They are absolutely gorgeous such that you would love them.

October birthstone glimmer when they catch the light. Any woman can actually wear this gemstone. Very classy and lovely sparkly earrings that can be worn to different occasions and they go with practically everything.

Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Created White Opal 6mm Round October Birthstone Stud EarringsBling Jewelry Gold Plated 925 Silver Synthetic White Opal October Birthstone Stud EarringsMiraculous Garden Womens White Gold Plated Square Cubic Zirconia Diamond Birthstone Stud Earrings (October-Tourmaline)14k Yellow Gold White Opal Gemstone and Diamond Stud Earrings, Birthstone of October.Created Opal Dangle Earrings Sterling Silver 1.00 Carats

There are so many birthstone earrings to choose from – studs for everyday wear or more dangling jewelry for evening or dressing up. No matter what your style, they are classy and timeless – something any woman would love to wear.

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