Although October is coming to an end, its colorful birthstones will be beautiful staple pieces for the rest of the year until forever! October brings about feelings of bliss and excitement as the holiday season approaches and the month's birthstones truly display those feelings in full effect. Opal and tourmaline both have beautiful, shining hues that are perfect for adding the perfect pop of color into fall and winter neutral outfits. Continue reading to get inspired by our gorgeous opal and tourmaline pieces that are perfect for the upcoming season.
First, let’s talk about opal! Opal is derived from the Greek word “Opallios,” which means “to see a change of color”. Depending on the lighting in the room, numerous colors can be seen within an opal stone commonly including hints of green, orange, and pink. Opal was first found in the very late 1800’s in Australia and while 95% of opal stones are still found there, this gorgeous stone is also mined in Brazil, Mexico, and even Oregon and Idaho. These beautiful stud earrings contain gorgeous opal gemstones with the perfect added diamond halo surrounding each center stone for extra bling. The luminescent effect of the opals makes these earrings look so dreamy! Click here to take a closer look at these beautiful earrings.
Opal is unique from many of the other gemstones on the market because the stone is often left in its natural state and is kept untouched. This ring displays all the colors of the rainbow and the center stone especially stands out against the gorgeous yellow gold. It is said that this gemstone brings luck to those who give and receive it as a gift! Contact us to create a special, custom ring like this one and inherit some good luck as the holiday season approaches. Click here to view the ring on our website.
Tourmaline is the second birthstone of October, yet equally beautiful. Although this stone is the less traditional gem of the month, it offers an even wider array of colors for October babies to show off their bling and sparkle. Tourmaline comes in a variety of colors including green, pink, blue, purple, black, and even colorless. For years, people have said that tourmaline is such a colorful gemstone because when it was first discovered, a traveler brought it on a journey across a rainbow. This gorgeous pendant features a deep red colored, 1.5 carat tourmaline gemstone that was mined on the edge of California. Click here to view this pendant up close.
This American Gem Collection bracelet features ten stunning tourmaline gemstones that are sure to sparkle in any light. Tourmaline gemstones are said to bring their wearer gentleness and love, as well as stimulate inner peace from within. This specific bracelet was named “Pampered in Peach” because of its warm color that is sure to bring extra tranquility to your life. This bracelet is the perfect charm that has the potential to be a family heirloom and last for generations to come. Click here to take a closer peek!
It’s easy to see that the month of October has some gorgeous gemstones to choose from. Whether you love the subtle colors within a beautiful opal gemstone or desire the bright pop of color from a tourmaline, you are sure to show off your colorful side when you wear either one of these lovely stones! With Christmas coming up, consider gifting one of these stunning stones to a loved one to bring them good fortune and instill love in their lives this holiday season.