Birthstone Spotlight: Tourmaline and Opal
The best duos in history could exist separately. However, when they come together, electricity ignites with unstoppable force. Each pair balances the other with harmony creating the perfect match.
Now, when it comes to the birthstones of October, Tourmaline and Opal have unmatched iridescence, revealing a kaleidoscope of colors. This iconic duo of gemstones look stunning when matched together or apart. They hold special powers that have been admired since the beginning of time. Those born in October are extra lucky to have these birthstones on their side. At Thomas Markle, we carry both Opal and Tourmaline jewelry, making the perfect gift for anyone who was born in the month of October. Let’s take a deeper dive into the intricacies of these beautiful gems to uncover the facets that they possess.
If you’ve ever laid your eyes on opal jewelry, you understand why it’s in a class of their own. Most of these special gems come from Australia, although they are found in corners all over the world. Carrying unique patterns, opals reveal a galaxy of beautiful colors. No two are the same, just like our fingerprints. Some people prefer the calming energy of blues and green combinations while others are drawn to stones with flashy reds and yellows. It’s no wonder they’ve been compared to fireworks and galaxies throughout history. Their romantic and one-of-a-kind qualities are why this incredible stone has been cherished for centuries.
Tourmaline gems come in a wild range of colors. Because of this, they’re often mistaken for other stones such as amethyst, emerald, ruby and citrine. Formed in deep voids underground, these special stones are born within unique prismatic ‘pencils’ within a rock. Along with other gemstones, people believe Tourmaline has far more qualities than just beauty. In India, some think that these gems bring positivity and uncover insight. Native Americans use Tourmaline to protect against danger. Ancient Egyptians believed that the vibrant colors were brought by passing through a rainbow while making their way up from the core of the Earth.
The Beautiful Birthstones of Thomas Markle
If you have a loved one that was born in the month of October, opal or tourmaline jewelry makes the perfect gift. Explore birthstone jewelry at Thomas Markle Jewelers in The Woodlands and Memorial or design a completely one-of-a-kind custom piece. If you want to create a unique gift, you can even mix both gemstones together to create an extra powerful design. Stop by our store or contact us today to get started. Our team can’t wait to help you create a memorable present that will be cherished forever.