october birthstone

october birthstone


The birthstone for the month of October, tourmaline is a stunning gemstone that is found in more hues than any other gem. The name tourmaline comes from “turmali,” the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word for “more colors.” Ancient legend says that tourmaline is found in all colors because it travelled along a rainbow, and along the …

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Opal is the birthstone for the month of October along with the gem tourmaline. The name opal is derived from ancient sources: the Sanskrit Upala which means “precious stone“; the Latin Opalus; and the Greek Opallios which both mean “to see a color change.” It is believed that opal artifacts were first discovered in a …

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