Behind the Birthstone: October/Opal and Tourmaline

  • By interactive
  • 26 Oct, 2016

Celebrate your loved ones in style this year with a gorgeous custom jewelry design featuring October's birthstones, the opal and tourmaline. Both of these beautiful stones make a great statement when incorporated in rings, pendants, earrings and necklaces. When it comes to creating your very own custom piece, Master Craftsman Christopher can make all of your design dreams come true. While most people love the way that opals and tourmaline shine, those born in the month of October should know that their birthstones are truly unique for a number of reasons.

Opal and Tourmaline: The Special Meaning Behind October's Birthstones

Each birthstone has a unique meaning and historical significance, making them the ideal gift idea for your loved ones. The popularity of using birthstones as a focal point for custom jewelry is something that dates back to ancient times. Traditionally, each month is associated with a single gem but October is special because it has multiple birthstones for you to enjoy!

October Birthstone Color Meaning: Opal

The radiant opal  is a gem that is thought to symbolize faithfulness and confidence. Historically known as the "Queen of Gems," opals are famous for encompassing the colors of all other gems. The word opal comes from the Latin opalus, which means "precious jewel." In ancient times, necklaces that featured opals were often worn to repel evil and bad thoughts. Perfect as a birthday gift or special celebration, opals really show how precious someone is to you.

Each opal is truly unique and they can come in a variety of different shades ranging from greens and blues to reds and yellows. The most prized and rare black opals can be found along Australia's Lightening Ridge but Christopher can provide you with a number of gorgeous color options from around the globe.

October Birthstone Color Meaning: Tourmaline

Tourmaline is another gem that comes in a variety of glimmering shades and was used in ancient times as a protection stone. It was used to repel negative energies and destructive forces and as a grounding stone. This gem is very versatile and can come in many different colors like pink, green, black red or even yellow stones. The word tourmaline actually means "mixed stone" and this precious gem truly lives up to it's name. While you may choose a tourmaline for it's vibrant color, the gem is known for displaying several colors at once. This means you could possibly choose a bi-color or tri-color gem to represent your October birthstone.

Feature Opal and Tourmaline in a Custom Jewelry Piece

Both the opal and the tourmaline are versatile stones that can be used in a number of different ways. Whether you'd like to feature them as part of a custom engagement ring set or as a solitary gem for a necklace or earrings, each gem features so many color options that you can create a truly unique piece.

Working closely with Master Craftsman Christopher means that you can see your jewelry sketches and ideas come to life before your eyes. Give the gift of protection, faithfulness, confidence and versatility with a personalized piece from Jewelry by Christopher  and help to make your favorite October-born loved one stand out from the crowd.

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