What is October Birthstone Color and Flower?

The October Birthstone Colors are

Multi-Color, White or Pink

The October Birth Flower is the Marigold

The October Birthstones are Opal and Pink Tourmaline

October Flowers and Gemstone
October Birthday Digital Element Set by Chey Okota
October Birthstone Necklace - October Birthstone Bracelet
October Birthstone Necklace / Wrap Bracelet by Nona Designs
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October Birthstone Colors - Multi-color, White and Pink

The October birthstone colors of multi-color and white come from the October birthstone Opal.

Opal is a dazzling gemstone that shimmers in a rainbow of colors and occurs as five main types - white, black, fire, boulder and crystal opal.  Due to its stunning reflections of color, opal is a popular stone used in October birthstone jewelry.

The October birthstone color of pink comes from pink Tourmaline which is the second October birthstone.  Tourmaline also occurs in many colors, including a multi-colored variety which makes it an attractive gemstone for October birthstone jewelry.

October Birth Flower - Marigold

The October flower is the Marigold of the genus Tagetes, native to the Americas. Flowers of the genus Calendula are also known as marigolds and are native to regions of Asia and Europe.

Marigold flowers occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors, often with maroon accents.

There are many well known cultivated varieties of marigolds such as African and French marigolds.

Marigold garlands are often used in cultural events in Mexico, Nepal and India and it is one of the national symbols in the Ukraine.

The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that marigolds symbolize passion and creativity.

October Flower Marigold
October Marigold Flower Print by Anne Appert
October Birth Flowers - Marigold and Cosmos
October Birthday Card - October Birth Flowers on Opal Background by Blazing Star Studio

October Birth Flower - Cosmos

A second flower of October is the Cosmos which occurs in many colors, including the pink and white colors of October.

Cosmos is the Greek word for harmony or ordered universe, and it is believed Spanish priests in Mexico gave the flower this name due to the evenly spaced petals.