Opal & Tourmaline — October’s Birthstones

Happy birthday, October babies! We have a gorgeous selection of opal and tourmaline to represent the official October birthstones. Beautiful, iridescent opal and vibrant, stunning tourmaline highlight the natural gemstones that make this month so special. Read on to find out more and shop all our favorite birthstone gifts.


Formed from silica and water, gorgeous opal is found in the cracks and crevices of rock deposits. It’s amorphous, which means it doesn’t have a defined structure — meaning that it takes on many colors and qualities. This makes each opal piece unique and special to the wearer.

Spiritual meaning

It’s said that opal can help spark creativity in its wearers, making it the perfect stone for lovers of art and culture. It is also a symbol of hope, purity, and truth in some European cultures.

Did you know?

With 95% of the world’s precious opals coming from Australia, opal is actually the national gemstone of the country. Indigenous Australian myths link the creation of opal to rainbows because of its colorful appearance.

Opal gifts

Our Celia Opal Pendant is the perfect way to celebrate an October birthday! Highlighting the natural beauty of opal, this pendant is set in our signature shade of 14k rose gold, creating a one-of-a-kind look.

Looking for more sparkle? These Juliet Opal and Diamond Earrings add a touch of elegance to any outfit. With 24 beautiful round diamonds surrounding two opals in a unique design, you’ll never want to take these earrings off!


Gorgeous tourmaline is October’s birthstone, in addition to opal. Tourmaline is made up of a variety of mineral elements, making it especially unique because of its ability to come in a wide variety of colors. The composition of tourmaline directly affects its physical appearance — more or less inclusion of certain minerals make it appear wildly different to the naked eye.

Spiritual meaning

Tourmaline is believed to promote inspiration and happiness, as well as build self-confidence among its wearers, making it a great gemstone to wear on a daily basis! It’s known as a protective stone, keeping its wearers safe from harmful energy and bringing forth positive vibes.

Did you know?

Up until the 1800s, tourmaline was often mistaken for other stones because of its wide variety of colors. The Spanish explorer who first discovered tourmaline even actually assumed it was an emerald!

Tourmaline gifts

We carry a number of beautiful and unique tourmaline jewelry gifts for October babies! Here are a few of our favorites:

This Cherry Pink Tourmaline Necklace is as sweet as its name implies! Featuring one oval pink tourmaline gemstone, the rose gold setting adds a touch of vintage flair to a stunning necklace.

For an extra-special birthday, add this Cherry Pink Tourmaline Link Ring to your set! With our signature shade of 14k rose gold link detailing, the center pink tourmaline shines extra bright in this sophisticated ring.

Want to learn more about your birthstone? Check back on the blog for updates on this month’s birthstone or visit ShaneCo.com to find the perfect October birthstone piece to celebrate with.

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