October has two birthstones: opal and the alternative tourmaline. Our opal earrings offer small highlights to an outfit and capture the iridescence of these beautiful stone. The tourmaline bracelet and necklace sets make beautiful impressive gifts for October birthdays. They are mixed with gold to catch the light too.
Tourmaline has many positive attributes in the spiritual realm. It is thought to bring healing powers to a shaman or medicine man. It is what is called a “receptive stone,” which means it is soothing, calming and magnetic, promoting meditation, spirituality and wisdom.
Apparently it creates peace and promotes communication between the conscious and unconscious minds, allowing psychic awareness to blossom.
Opal was rare and very valuable in antiquity, and in Europe, it was a gem highly prized by royalty.
The internal structure of precious opal diffracts light, resulting in a gorgeous iridescence. Opals can be transparent, translucent or opaque, and the background colour can be white, black or nearly any part of the colour spectrum. In the Middle Ages, opal was believed to deliver great luck because it possessed all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour appeared in its spectrum. It was also said to grant invisibility if wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and held in the hand.