October birthstones: Tourmaline and Opal

 

 

The month of October has 2 birthstone: Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline comes in a wide range of colors. Tourmaline is mined in north America, south America, Africa and also Afghanistan.

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Opal

The name opal comes from the Greek Opallos, meaning “to see a change (of color).” The color in Opals vary from milky white to black with flecks of orange, red, yellow, and blue. Opal is the national gemstone of Australia where the majority of Opals come from.

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