English 繁体中文 简体中文版

October Birthstones

October's birthstonesIndividuals born in October get to choose between two birthstones—tourmaline and opal. Each gem then unveils nearly limitless possibilities, as each one comes in a rainbow of shades and color combinations.

In fact, both of October’s birthstones came to earth through a journey involving rainbows, according to legend.

Between tourmaline (whose color depends on trace elements in its chemical makeup) and opal (which diffracts light to show a play of multiple colors), October’s birthstones offer a full spectrum of gems to suit anyone’s personal tastes.

Learn more about each birthstone of October by browsing these pages:

Tourmaline Overview
Tourmaline History
How to Buy Tourmaline

Opal Overview
Opal History
How to Buy Opal