Birthstone October

Unlike most months, which only have one stone, October is notable for being associated with two gemstones - tourmaline and opal. Both stones from the October list have a unique beauty and different composition.The following article will tell you about each of the October stones, their history and use in modern jewelry.


Tourmaline is a stone that takes its name from the word "tourmaline", meaning "indeterminate stone of various colors".  Its history and origin are closely connected with legends and myths.  For example, the ancient Egyptians believed that tourmaline gained its beauty as it passed through a rainbow on its way from the center of the earth.  Tourmaline was also considered a magical stone and was used to ward off evil spirits.

Tourmalines can be of different colors - from pink to green, blue, yellow and even black.  They often have a characteristic reddened or greenish hue.

It is located in different parts of the world, including Africa, Brazil, USA, Myanmar and other countries.  It is often used in jewelry including rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.  Tourmaline also has a number of industrial uses, such as electronics and glass.

Among jewelry, tourmaline is a popular choice for jewelry as its vibrant colors make it a great addition to any outfit and any occasion.  As a rule, the more saturated the color, the higher the price of the product.  Tourmaline is also often used in combination with other stones such as diamonds or sapphires to add even more beauty and uniqueness to the piece.  Tourmaline is also given as a gift on the 8th wedding anniversary.


Opal is a gemstone made up of many microscopic spheres called silicates.  The stone gets its unique colors from the diffraction of light through these spheres.  Because of this structure, opals can change their color depending on the lighting and viewing angle.

They were known in ancient Rome and Greece, where they were used in jewelry and as amulets.  Also, opals were popular in the Middle Ages in Europe and were used in many jewelry.

They can be found in many parts of the world, but the largest number of stones are mined in Australia.  Opals can be used in a variety of jewelry such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.  Color and size can vary, which allows you to create decorations for every taste and style.

Such stones are considered a symbol of fidelity and reliability, and are often given as a sign of love and respect.  They are a birthstone for people born in October and can be gifted for holidays such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries.

The meaning of tourmaline and opal for people born in October

Both stones have different meanings and symbolize different qualities.  Tourmaline is considered a stone of spiritual energy that can enhance intuition and help in understanding one's feelings.  This stone is also associated with personal growth, confidence and inner strength.  It can help overcome stress and fatigue, improve mood, and boost the immune system.

Opal, on the other hand, symbolizes hope, kindness, and loyalty.  This stone is associated with intuition, creativity and imagination.  It can help relieve stress and improve mental health.

Which stone is better to choose for a person born in October depends on personal preferences and the meaning they want to give to their jewelry. 

If you want to buy tourmaline or opal  jewelry, then Kantor Jewelry will be happy to help you find the best gemstone and create a unique jewelry piece with a custom design. We don't buy stones wholesale, we look for the best, most beautiful and profitable personal option for our clients. We seek out special stones for your request until you are satisfied.

Kantor Jewelry will help you to find the best setting option for your stone so it can please you with its beauty for many years as a part of a unique jewelry piece that will be passed from generation to generation.