October birthstone jewelry set with Opal gemstones or the alternative Pink Tourmaline is an ideal personal and meaningful gift for your friends and relatives with birthdays in October. Or choose a special piece for yourself to wear during October.
Browse the stunning selection of October birthday jewelry below - handmade by skilled artisans that use good quality gemstones and show excellent craftsmanship. The images and links will take you to that designer's online store where you can view further information.
The October birthstone Opal is believed to be associated with imagination, fidelity, creativity, innocence and hope.
Opal is an unusual gemstone that reflects a rainbow of colors known as 'play of color'. The five main types of opal are white, black, fire, boulder and crystal; according to their background color.
October Birthstone Necklaces set with Natural Opal
Brittany of Catching Wildflowers in Maryland, USA adores creating unique jewelry with raw stones and crystals which she calls gifts from the earth. She has a passion for creating with her hands and loves to design unusual and inspirational pieces. Most of her necklaces have a choice of sterling silver or gold plated chains and some also have lovely matching earrings.
Here are some of her unique October birthday necklaces with natural opal:
Prosperity Bracelet Set by Conscious Items
Garnet, Clear Quartz, Pyrite and Red Jasper
October Birthstone Earrings set with Opal or Pink Tourmaline
October birthstone earrings can be set with raw Opals or polished Opal cabochons. Opal is not a true crystal so you won't find faceted (cut) Opal settings. The second birthstone is Tourmaline, in particular pink Tourmaline, however Tourmaline comes in many colors including multi-color varieties.
The color for October is often quoted as pink so you will also find pink October jewelry such as pink quartz or simply pink colored glass or synthetic beads. Always check jewelry descriptions carefully so that you are aware whether the piece contains real gemstones or synthetic stones. All are equally beautiful and it just depends what you prefer.
The following designers use both natural Opal gemstones and pink colored crystals in their stunning October birthday earrings:
October Birthstone Bracelets set with Natural Opal
Stormy is the artisan behind The House of Minerals and has mastered the intricate process of electroforming to create unique copper settings in her jewelry. Stormy is based in Louisiana USA and has a deep love of nature and a passion for the craft of handmade jewelry. She sets raw natural stones in her unusual bracelet and necklace designs and adds sparkling pyrite accents for that special touch.
Here is a selection of Stormy's beautiful October birthday bracelets set with natural Opal:
October Birthstone Earrings set with Peruvian Opal
Artisan Patricia Jara is from Peru and specializes in silver and gemstone jewelry. She is passionate about her culture and loves to share the variety of folklore from the different Peruvian provinces. She finds inspiration from "the art of our ancestors, the experience of master artisans, and the influence of foreign designers". Patricia is associated with NOVICA, a global fair trade community of skilled artisans.
Here is a selection of Patricia's beautiful handmade sterling silver earrings, set with Peruvian blue-green opal which is only found in the Andes mountains. Peruvian Opal is usually known as blue opal but is sometimes called green opal.
October Birthstone Necklaces with Beaded Tourmaline
The alternative birthstone for October is Pink Tourmaline. Due to the variety of colors and shades of Tourmaline, it is known as the 'rainbow gemstone'. Legend has it that the gemstone passed over a rainbow during its formation thus taking on the multiple colors!
Here are some lovely beaded necklaces from NOVICA artisans that contain shades of Pink Tourmaline together with other hues of Tourmaline or mixed creatively with complimentary gemstones: