To us, October is all about color variations. Whether it’s the vibrant foliage featured in our backyard, or the exquisite colors in this month’s birthstones, opal and tourmaline, we love to take this time to discover the uniqueness of color that exists in our everyday lives. In fact, the name "opal" originates from the Greek word opallios, which meant "to see a change in color" while similarly, the name "tourmaline" comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which means "stone of mixed colors" - making these the perfect gemstones to celebrate an October birthday, especially right here in New England.
From the opal's kaleidoscopic color to the rich reds, intense emerald greens and the deep blues of the tourmaline, the breadth of both gems' color range is unrivaled. Serving as a beacon of inspiration for jewelry makers for many years, including one of our favorites, Tracy Johnson, the results are beautiful vintage and modern pieces, ranging from rings and necklaces to bracelets and brooches. So if you are shopping for someone born in October, with their wide variety of colors and combinations, you simply cannot go wrong with a piece of fiery opal or vibrant tourmaline jewelry.