October is a month which is adorned with two birthstones, Opal and Tourmaline. The more well recognized of the two is Opal.

Opal is a radiant gemstone formed by non-crystalline silica gel. The particles are packed together in specific arrangements giving it its characteristic luminosity. Opal is often the most common purchase for an October birthstone, but its sister birthstone is equally beautiful  and even has health benefits.

Opal - this gemstone is primarily mined in Australia and stones come in a full spectrum of color. The most common are the milky white and green stones while the red against black are the rarest. Opals are valued by the fire or play of color when looked at from different angles.

October babies are lucky to call both tourmaline and opal their birthstones as both are incredibly beautiful and versatile gemstones. Our pink tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because of it’s beautiful color. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination. Check out our beauty shots of both gems for inspiration!


So, there you have it, not only will you look fabulous rocking this lesser known October birthstone, but this gorgeous gemstone may benefit your health.Find the perfect October birthstone jewelry  here.