Tourmaline is a more rare stone that can also be found in a variety of colors. Most commonly used to represent October babies is a rich pink color.
October is observed as national awareness month for many organizations including breast cancer awareness which is well known for its symbolic pink. This makes shopping for pink jewelry from the charitable Survivor Collection a great dual-purpose gift.
Appearance: Known for its kaleidoscope “play of color”.
Composed of microscopic silica spheres that diffract light to display various colors of the rainbow.
Semi-Precious Opal– Most commonly found in white with rainbow (or play of color) Most rare is black opal.
Lab-Created Opal : Laboratory grown with the same chemical, optical and physical, are identical to that of a naturally occurring Australian Opal. Available in many color varieties.
Ethiopian Opal: Striking play-of-color in a translucent to transparent gem. Also referred to as a ‘Welo’ opal.
Mexican Fire Opal “Stone of Love” -vivid red, orange, and yellow, transparent to translucent.
Peruvian Opal or Common Opal– Most commonly found in shades of pink and blue with lack of color play.
Opalite: Typically man-made crystal or opalised glass.
Birthstone by Month & Zodiac: October
Facts: Opal is a delicate, soft stone with 3-21% water content.
It is the National Gemstone of Australia. Australia is the major source of the world’s supply of precious opal.
Tradition : Gift for the 14th & 34th wedding anniversary.
Physical and Emotional Balance: Inspires love, hope, innocence, purity, luck, and happiness. Good for bestowing power and financial prosperity. Represents Venus, our beauty, love and artistical skills.