What is the birthstone for October?

October has two colorful and beautiful birthstones, opal and tourmaline, each with special meaning. These unique gemstones provide tantalizing options for those fortunate enough to be born in this month! Browse through Shop LC's October birthstone jewelry collection and choose an elegant piece of jewelry in the gemstone that suits you best.

Opal Birthstone Jewelry

With a brilliant mixture of fiery color, opals are one of the most appealing and fascinating gems in the world. The best samples will exhibit a unique display of flashing rainbow colors, also known as a play-of-color. This modern birthstone is thought to enhance self-worth, confidence, self-esteem, success, and happiness to the wearer.

If you’re purchasing opal jewelry for you or an October-born friend or relative, look for one with plenty of pearl luster and play-of-color. Precious opals are particularly beautiful when they’re cut “cabochon” style, meaning polished not faceted, so consider Ethiopian Welo opals as they exude this special splendor.

Tourmaline Birthstone Jewelry

Tourmaline is a particularly sought-after gem because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Tourmaline is widely used for making earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings. This modern birthstone is believed to offer love, wealth, protection, wisdom, and luck to the wearer.

If you’re purchasing tourmaline, you may notice many pieces with inclusions, or naturally occurring impurities within the stone. Focus more on the cut and color than carat size. Colored tourmalines are usually found in liquid-rich environments, and these liquids can be captured within the crystal. As long as the color of the gemstone is attractive and vibrant, there's no need to worry about certain inclusions.

Find October Birthstone Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and More at Shop LC

Both tourmaline and opal are remarkable gemstones. They both have awesome characteristics both visually and scientifically, and make terrific choices for an October birthstone jewelry piece. Opal and tourmaline are also excellent choices for simple yet awesome engagement rings, promise rings and wedding bands with a personal touch.

Shop LC brings forth a broad range of October birthstone jewelry embellished with Australian white opal, Australian boulder opal, Mexican pink opal, Mosaic opal, Oregon blue opal, Peruvian pink opal, Sierra Madre purple opal, Jalisco fire opal, Australian black tourmaline, pink tourmaline, Mozambique Paraiba tourmaline and more.

Don’t delay—take leverage from this extensive collection and pick October birthstone jewelry for you or someone special like mom, grandma, a sister, new niece or granddaughter with our lowest price guarantee!