Gems by James: October Birthstones Tourmaline and Opal

Posted by on October 11, 2010 at 07:49 am

October birthstones are Tourmaline and Opal!

October Birthstones Tourmaline OpalTourmaline: Tourmaline is one of the favorite gemstones among designers and collectors. It occurs naturally in a wide variety of colors and it is known for displaying multiple colors in the same gemstone.  One variety is known as watermelon tourmaline, which is green, pink, and white color bands. There are many sources including Brazil, Afghanistan, East Africa, and the USA.

Opal: The name opal is derived from the Greek “Opallos” meaning to see a change. In the case of opals, the radiance is seen as a change of color.  They range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue.

Click here to view a few of the Tourmaline and Opal gemstones available in our shop.

NOTE: Tourmaline, Opal and many other gemstones such as Sapphire, Peridot, and Aquamarine may be special ordered from Gems by James. Please contact us for additional details.

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