The month of October showcases 2 birthstones- the Opal and the Tourmaline. The Opal is the traditional birthstone of October, while the Tourmaline is the newer one. Both of these gemstones are known for their endlessness of color combinations and are believed to have been created by the rainbow.
The opal is said to have originated in India where it was called upala meaning “precious stone”.
The word “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese word tourmaline which means “stone mixed with color”.
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