The gorgeous birthstone for October is the Opal. This precious stone has the colors of many other gems. Opal is known for its unique flashing display of a rainbow of colors.
According to the GIA, Opal comes in five different categories.
White opal- play-of-color against a white/translucent background color.
Black opal- play-of-color against a dark background.
Fire opal- brown, orange, yellow or red background color.
Boulder opal- Fragments of the surrounding rock become part of the finished gem.
Crystal opal- clear background, shows exceptional color.
Opal comes from the Greeks, who highly valued the Opal and the name means “love of children.” Opal still holds high value today, it has never been imitated. It is used to make necklaces, rings, and more. Each Opal is truly one-of-a-kind; as unique as our fingerprints. You can select an Opal that reflects your color preferences and patterns, as they are all different.
*Tourmaline is also a birthstone for October.