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What is the Birthstone for October?

There are two birthstones for October, the tourmaline and the opal. Both gemstones are beautiful in their own right but have vastly different appearances. Tourmaline gemstones come in a variety of colors including greens, purples, blues, pinks and even multi-colors . Opals come in a variety of colors as well, from a milky white with rainbow speckles to rare black with red speckles. Both opals and tourmaline are versatile stones and appeal to a wide variety of people.

Significance of the tourmaline

  • Symbolizes different things depending on the color: Yellow is for self-esteem, pink is for love, blue for calmness and green for good health, etc.
  • Represents an abundant harvest
  • Said to attract happiness

Significance of the opal

  • Connected with peace
  • Because the opal represents emotional responsiveness, people fear it to be considered unlucky
  • Represents love, passion, loyalty, faithfulness, emotional expressiveness, warmth, drama and spontaneity