October Birthstone – Tourmaline

Tourmaline has one of the widest color ranges of any gem species, occurring in various shades of almost every hue: pink, red, violet, blue, green, parti-color and watermelon.  There is something for everyone in the spectrum of tourmaline!

Along with opal, tourmaline is October’s birthstone, and the gift for the eighth anniversary.

October Birthstone: Opals and Tourmaline

Throughout most of history, opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems because it can show all colors.  Many cultures credited it with supernatural origins and powers.

Along with tourmaline, it is one of the two birthstones for October.  It is also the gift for the fourteenth wedding anniversary.