Birthstones

buyers guide

October

The modern birthstones for the month of October are opal and tourmalineOpal is regarded as a stone strongly associated with the emotions, including love, passion and spontaneity. It is said to aid in visualization, imagination, dreams, and healing.  Tourmaline is said to strengthen both body and spirit and is believed to attract inspiration, aid concentration, encourage balance and promote understanding. It is also thought to calm nerves, soothe grief, promote balance and build self-confidence. Alternatively, aquamarine has also traditionally served as the birthstone for this month. Aquamarine is associated with courage and the release of anxiety and fear and it is thought to help relaxation on long journeys.