Choose your Enchanting October Birthstone
They say it is bad luck for a person to wear an October birthstone when he is not born in October. However, some people just cannot help wearing it. Who can resist the beauty of opal and the uniqueness of tourmaline?
O for Opal, the October Birthstone
Opal is often called the Queen of Gems not because it is wearing a big gold crown, but because it wears a rainbow within it. If you examine an opal closely, you will be surprised to see the gentler fire of ruby, rich purple of amethyst, and sea green of emerald all glittering together as Pliny, the Roman naturalist, described it. This October birthstone was once thought to protect its wearer from evil spirits, make its wearer invisible when the need arises, and favour friendships and children. Since then, opal is seen as a symbol of hope, innocence, and purity. This extraordinary gem can be found in Australia, Mexico, and the US.
Because the colours of the rainbows can be seen in this October birthstone, it is a favourite versatile piece of jewellery. It can be easily partnered with any fabric or pattern. However, great care should be given for opal earrings, rings, and bracelets because it can be easily scratched. It should not be exposed to sharp blows, household chemicals, and extreme temperature changes. To care, wipe your opal jewellery with a soft clean cloth to maintain its brilliance.
Rock with Colours is an October Birthstone Too
Tourmaline, in the same way that opal has a spectrum, comes in different colours. This October birthstone usually has several colour combinations within a single stone. This is what makes it popular even among persons who were not born in October. It comes in various colours such as blue, black, pink, and watermelon. Each has its own characteristic.
Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite)
Its calming blue colour also has a soothing effect that can relieve stress. An October birthstone in this colour will surely bring harmony to the wearer. Blue tourmaline is rarer than other colours and can be found in Brazil, Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
If you are looking for some protection against negative and evil vibes, a black tourmaline is very ideal. This October birthstone can help one find refuge against anger, low self-esteem, and anxiety.
Pink is often associated with love and other matters of the heart. This goes the same with pink tourmaline. The stone helps bring calmness while stimulating the feeling of love and happiness. Pink tourmalines can be found in California, Brazil, and Africa.
Watermelon tourmaline is one of the most sought after kind of this October birthstone. It has a pink centre and a green ring on the outside. It invites positive energy and the feeling of love alongside strength.