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Why We Love October Birthstones (And You Should, Too!)

People born in October celebrate and commemorate their birthdays with two beautiful and colorful birthstones- opal and tourmaline, both of which are known for their excellent coloring characteristics in the world.

In this article we will take a deep look at October birthstones, their history, characteristics, meanings and care and cleaning. Let’s go.

Opal- the “palette” of all gemstones

Love, passion and hope

Opal is the birthstone of October. In fact, throughout most of human history, opal has been considered the luckiest and most amazing gemstone thanks to its excellent capability to present all of colors on it own.

In 75 AD, the Roman scholar Pliny pointed out: “Some opali carry such a play within them that they equal the deepest and richest colors of painters. Others…simulate the flaming fire of burning sulphur and even the bright blaze of burning oil.”

He was very amazed. On this kaleidoscope-like gem, you can see the flame of rubies, colorful stains of amethysts and a green sea of emeralds, colorful, seamless and beautiful. The high-quality opal is known as the “palette” of gemstones,thanks to its special color-changing effect.

In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love, passion and hope.


  • jazz dhami
  • Feb 13 2020
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