(ALTERNATIVE: TOURMALINE and MORGANITE)
The official birthstone of October is the ever vivacious Opal. Displaying a phenomenon known as play-of-color with its ever changing flashes of brilliant color, the many colors of the rainbow move like fire and lightening across its surface.
Alternatives to the Opal are the beautiful and romantic stones tourmaline and morganite. With its diverse range of color, tourmalines can be found in almost any shade or hue, making them perfect as gifts to give an october baby with a particular love for a specific color. Morganites on the other hand have an extremely sophisticated, soft, and tender rosy salmon hue. Paired especially with rose gold, morganites make especially great birthday gifts for a romantic interest or loved one in your life.