For those of you born in October, you do not just have one birthstone, but two–tourmaline and opal. What’s more, since tourmaline and opal gemstones are available in a range of colors, there are so many shades, designs, and sizes to consider when picking the perfect October birthstone jewelry. And lucky for you, here at Gray & Sons, we have plenty of tourmaline and opal jewelry pieces for you to choose from.
Given the veritable rainbow of shades available within this gemstone family, Tourmaline aptly takes its name from the Sinhalese words “tura mali,” which translates to “stone of mixed colors.” Common colors include pink tourmalines, green tourmalines, blue tourmalines, and the so-called watermelon tourmaline which mixes green and pink in one stone.
On the other hand, the name Opal is a derivative of the Greek word “opallios,” which translates to “to see a change in color.” This name perfectly encapsulates the way opal gemstones diffracts light offering a wonderful play of colors, sometimes even resembling a burning fire within.
If you’re celebrating a birthday this month (or even if you aren’t) don’t miss these beautiful tourmaline and opal jewelry pieces to celebrate October’s birthstones.
October Birthstone Jewelry: Pink Tourmaline Earrings
Pink gemstones offer a fun and playful touch to fine diamond jewelry and we love these vibrant Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Earrings in 18k white gold. Each earring features a 9 mm x 7 mm oval-cut tourmaline at its center, surrounded by two rows of diamonds along with a diamond pavé hoop.
Fresh and feminine, these pink tourmaline beauties are a joyful way to wear October’s birthstone.
October Birthstone Jewelry: Paraiba Tourmaline Necklace
Discovered in the 1980s by Heitor Dimas Barbosa in Paraiba, Brazil, Paraiba tourmaline gemstones are prized for their bluish-green tones that can range from vivid turquoise to calming mermaid green. This gorgeous Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Necklace in 18k white gold features a captivating 0.79-carat pear-shaped Paraiba tourmaline gemstone, framed by two rows of gleaming diamonds.
For those who are born in October, this is one special birthstone jewelry piece that can, in fact, be worn and enjoyed every day.
Roberto Legnazzi Green and Pink Tourmaline Jewelry Set
For serious fans of tourmaline gemstones, there’s this stunning Roberto Legnazzi Green and Pink Tourmaline Jewelry Set in 18k gold. Showcasing two different shades of tourmaline, the necklace, bracelet, and earrings included in this set flaunts both pink and green tourmaline stones.
Along with the striking gemstones, the Italian-made jewelry set includes diamond accents and an attractive mix of yellow and white gold. When you want your jewelry to be the center of attention, this exquisite set can take any outfit to red-carpet-ready status.
Opal and Diamond Jewelry
If you prefer to wear opal as your October birthstone, then we have a couple of stunners to choose from. First up is this mesmerizing Fire Opal and Diamond Ring in 18k white gold with a large 9.50-carat cabochon-cut opal stone. For added sparkle, accompanying the opal are 1.16 carats of diamonds.
Take your opal obsession even further with these matching Opal and Diamond Earrings in 14k white gold. Hanging at 1.25 inches, each earring includes two opal gemstones–a smaller one at the top followed by a longer one hanging below, all surrounded by glistening diamonds.
October babies are spoilt for choice when it comes to birthstone jewelry. Not only do they have the choice between tourmaline and opal, but they can also pick from a variety of vibrant colors. So if this is your month, then go ahead and pick a new birthstone jewelry piece as a birthday gift to yourself!