Opal and Pink Tourmaline for October!

Sep 26, 2020

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Tourmaline Wire Wrap Ring, Boaz Kashi, $1,915

October Birthstones

October babies rejoice! The tenth month of the year celebrates two beautiful gemstones, Opal is the primary birthstone for October along with Pink Tourmaline.

Opal, Emerald, Tanzanite Linear Earrings, WWAKE, $1,598

Pink Opal and Tourmaline Flower Necklace, Irene Neuwirth, $10,500

Opal

Opal is a transparent gemstone ruled by the planet Venus and according to Western astrology, it is the birthstone of Libra. Opal is said to bring love and happiness to the people wearing opal gems. 

There are any variations of this stunning stone that range from bright blue to fiery red, but the iridescent finish is the most recognized worldwide.

Some cultures believe opals contain healing and spiritual properties such as purification of the blood and kidneys as well as the ability to intensify emotions and release inhibitions.

Pink Tourmaline

The meaning of the tourmaline birthstone is power and protection, it symbolizes power and is thought to ward off pollutants, toxins, and negative thoughts. It is a stone of love, compassion, emotional healing and self love. It helps calm ones emotions in times of distress, and is the perfect stone to carry when you want anxiety relief. 

The color of the tourmaline birthstone is multi-colored ranging from pink (the most common one) and green to blue and purple, or a combination.