Those born in October can celebrate their birthday with not one, but two heavenly gems! With the option to choose from pink tourmaline or opal as your October stone, you can create radiant personalized jewelry to suit anyone’s style.
The name opal derives from the Latin word “upala,” meaning “precious stone.” According to ancient legend, this colorful gem is believed to have fallen to the earth from heaven in bolts of lightning, adding to it’s mystical and magical allure. They were even once a popular talisman among thieves and spies, said to have the ability to grant wishes and render the wearer invisible.
Also commonly referred to as the “Anchor of Hope,” the opal has been a symbol of hope and faith for centuries. Today, with their kaleidoscope of colors and mesmerizing shimmer, opals are treasured as a symbol of inspiration, creativity and good fortune. If you are looking for a special way to celebrate someone with an October birthday, opal jewelry makes a great gift of well-wishes, love and endless possibilities.
Tourmaline is a sparkling gemstone that comes in a wide variety of colors. The name of the gem derives from the Sinhalese phrase “tura mali,” meaning “stone of many colors.” According to ancient legend, tourmaline travelled down a rainbow to make its way to Earth, explaining why it can be found in a spectrum of different shades. The most popular and magestic of these hues is the pink tourmaline, which is what we use in our jewelry here at Jewlr.
Commonly referred to as “The Peace Stone,” tourmaline is believed to promote peace and well-being within those who wear it. The stone is also said to repel negative energy and unwelcome emotions such as envy, negativity, jealousy and aggression. In addition to these positive attributes, pink tourmaline is known to inspire creativity in those who wear it. The stone rates between 7 and 7.5 on the Mohs Mineral Hardness scale, making it a durable and versatile choice for jewelry.