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.

September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone SapphireFor centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance, and in the “language of stones,” sapphire represents loyalty and fidelity.

Sapphire is thought of as the ultimate expression of the color blue, and most jewelry customers think that all sapphires are blue, however, they come in a multitude of colors, such as: violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, and purple.

Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gift for fifth and forty-fifth anniversaries.