Gittelson Jewelers Logo
luxury opal ring wrapped in blue sapphire and diamonds.

October Birthstones at Gittelson Jewelers: A Celebration of Color and Elegance

October, a month painted with the hues of fall, brings with it not one, but two mesmerizing birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. Both these gemstones are celebrated for their spectrum of colors, making them a favorite among jewelry enthusiasts. And when it comes to exquisite jewelry featuring these stones, Gittelson Jewelers in downtown Minneapolis stands unparalleled in its offerings.

Pink Tourmaline and Opal
Pink Tourmaline & Opal

Opal: A Play of Colors

Opals are truly nature’s kaleidoscope. These gemstones are known for their play-of-color, where flashes of rainbow colors dance within the stone, changing with the angle of observation.

History and Significance: Opals have been cherished for millennia. Ancient Romans believed the opal was the most powerful and precious gemstone, as it contained the colors of all other gems. They saw it as a symbol of hope and purity.

Opals at Gittelson Jewelers: Gittelson Jewelers offers a curated sourceable collection of opal jewelry, from elegant pendants to statement rings. Each piece is handpicked, ensuring that you get an opal that truly showcases its play of color.

Opal, October birthstone
Two pieces of boulder opal that is found only in Queensland. Photo: Robert Weldon/GIA

Tourmaline: The Rainbow Gemstone

Tourmaline is unique in the Gem World for its vast array of colors. From deep blues to vibrant pinks, there’s a tourmaline for every taste.

History and Significance: The name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese word “turmali,” meaning “mixed gems.” Ancient Egyptian legends told that tourmaline, on its journey up from the center of the Earth, passed through a rainbow, absorbing all its colors.

Tourmaline at Gittelson Jewelers: Whether you’re looking for a pink tourmaline pendant to add a pop of color to your outfit or a green tourmaline ring for its calming hues, Gittelson Jewelers has a diverse collection to source from that promises unmatched quality and design.

tourmaline October birthstones
Examining purple and green tourmaline rough while visiting the tourmaline deposit near Mavuco village on a field expedition to Mozambique. Photo: Vincent Pardieu

Libra and Scorpio Traits

The astrological signs for October birthdays are Libra (September 23 – October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 – November 21).

Libras are fair and peaceful people. They value relationships and find balance in compromising. Libras prefer to keep the peace when possible, so asking them to choose a side will not go over well.

  • A Libra woman is charming and solution-oriented. She enjoys surrounding herself with people she can speak with who will also listen.
  • A Libra man is attracted to beauty, which can sometimes deem him superficial. He values confidence but is intimidated by deep or emotional talks.

Scorpios are direct, assertive, and passionate people. They seek answers and will persevere until one is found. Scorpios value longtime friendships, but it’s necessary, to be honest, and direct to stay in their good graces.

  • A Scorpio woman is fascinatingly complex. She is forceful but can also be secretive. But don’t let this mislead you, although she may come on strong, she has a great capacity for kindness.
  • A Scorpio man loves a challenge. He wants the chase and to be seduced, but still seeks honesty in relationships.

Famous Birthdays in October

There are many famous people that have been born in October. Here’s an example list of just a few famous birthdays in October.

  • Mahatma Gandhi, leader of Indian Independence Movement-October 2
  • John Lennon, singer-songwriter for The Beatles-October 9
  • Carrie Fisher, actress known as Princess Leia in Star Wars-October 21
  • Drake, rapper-October 24
  • Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter-October 25
  • Katy Perry, Pop singer – October 25
  • Julia Roberts, actress-October 28
  • Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft-October 28

Why Choose Gittelson Jewelers for October Birthstones?

  1. Expertise: With decades of experience in the jewelry industry, Gittelson Jewelers brings a wealth of knowledge, ensuring you get only the best.
  2. Customization: If you have a specific design in mind, the skilled craftsmen at Gittelson Jewelers can bring your vision to life, creating a piece that’s uniquely yours.
  3. Quality Assurance: Every gemstone at Gittelson Jewelers undergoes rigorous quality checks, ensuring authenticity and brilliance.

In Conclusion

October’s birthstones, opal and tourmaline, are a celebration of nature’s palette. Their vibrant colors and unique properties make them a favorite for those born in this month and beyond. And when it comes to finding the perfect piece featuring these gemstones, Gittelson Jewelers is the destination. Experience the magic of October birthstones and let your jewelry tell a story of elegance, color, and timeless beauty.

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop