October's Tourmaline and Opal Birthstones

October's Tourmaline and Opal Birthstones

October, a turning point of seasons, marks the arrival of two birthstones, opal and tourmaline. Both unique gems offer an incredible array of color and diversity. Opal has limitless fire offer to indulge in, and tourmaline features a rainbow of colors. Both accentuate the beautiful colors of fall and add a glow and beauty unlike any other.


Opal is another adaptable gem. It is known as the Queen of Gems because of it has every other gem color hidden in its depths. Like your fingerprint, no two opals are the same. Each one has designs differing in colors, shape, and pattern. there is an opal for every person. Ranging from bright reds and yellows to soft greens and blues or even having the rainbow in one gem, opal is easily the most diverse gem.

When placed in rings, an opal's true potential can be unlocked on the finger. You can turn and move the opal to get a wide variety of colors and visual effects. Coveted by many, the opal is a must for your autumn and winter apparel. By far the most individual gem, be sure to choose an opal that accentuates and works with you.


Inspired by the charm of the past, this simulated large oval black opal art-deco ring is set with Lafonn's signature Lassaire simulated diamonds in sterling silver bonded with platinum. Shop this ring here


Adorn yourself with Lafonn's birthstone jewelry. This stackable friendship birthstone slider bangle features a simulated cabochon opal center-stone with channel-set Lassaire simulated diamonds in sterling silver bonded with platinum. Shop this bangle here



Tourmaline is a powerful gem. Representing love and humanity for centuries, the history behind these incredible jewels is limitless. Legend says that the tourmaline ran along a rainbow collecting all the colors, allowing it to be any color it desires. Incredibly durable, tourmaline figurines made by ancient Chinese, and Indians as ceremonial artifacts are on display around the world. Anyone wearing tourmaline will feel the history emanating from this established and beautiful gem.

Perfect in almost any setting, tourmaline excels on necklaces and rings. There are even Russian crowns that bear tourmaline gems. Not too showy, this gem is a perfect addition to any outfit. Coming in many colors, and even having the possibility to have a multitude of colors in one gem, tourmaline is a very diverse stone that has the ability to fit any person.


This Lady's Yellow 18 Karat Pave Split Shank Ring features a 2.33Ct Round Rubellite Tourmaline with diamond accents. Shop this ring here

This eternity ring is set with Lafonn's signature Lassaire simulated diamonds and simulated pink tourmaline in sterling silver bonded with platinum. Weat it by itself or stack with other rings. Shop this ring here


Visit our Cedar Rapids showroom to explore our full collection of October birthstone and anniversary jewelry, or shop a selection online HERE and HERE