October birthstone jewelry contains two gorgeous gems: opal and tourmaline. Opal is a very attractive stone with a beautiful play of color. This means that light reflects off the silica particles in the gem, showing off different colors. Tourmaline is a beautiful semi-precious stone that symbolizes friendship, humanitarianism and unconditional love. Both gemstones embellish a wide variety of jewelry pieces, from stud earrings to engagement rings.
Opal is available in a wide variety of colors: white, pink, blue and even black. Crystal opals are clear, and they reflect various colors, while fire opals feature colorful spark, a bit like the fire of a diamond. Tourmaline is one of the gemstones with the widest color range. You'll see watermelon tourmaline, which is green around the edges and pink in the center, as well as pink, green and blue tourmaline.
Opal looks great with many other gemstones, like pink sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. Many pieces of jewelry contain an opal in the center, as well as other smaller gemstones, in a halo or three-stone setting. Tourmaline looks its best as a solitaire, in pendants or rings.
October birthstone jewelry works well with a wide variety of outfits. Try a pair of opal studs to spice up your business attire, or select a sparkly necklace on special occasions. Shop for opal jewelry that fits your style at Helzberg.