At Lee Dorn, we love October. Because it cools down, marks the start of the holiday season, and showcases two beautiful birthstones: opal and tourmaline. Both stones possess unique beauty that can enhance any jewelry piece, from bracelets and necklaces to pendants and earrings. Throughout history, birthstones have changed for each month, and before opal and tourmaline, aquamarines were the old birthstone for October. Nowadays, having either a traditional opal, which has been an October birthstone for centuries, or a modern pink tourmaline, offers an array of options with timeless beauty.

The Natural Jewelers Association determines the birthstones for each month, but opals and tourmalines were chosen for October due to their feminine softness and durability and beauty, respectively. The birthstones for each month have been standard for decades now but may be altered if there are changes in style and popularity or availability of the stones.

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Opal is a very unique stone that has a beautiful finish that is glistening and changing hues of color. The way the stone is formed is by water getting trapped in forming rock. This makes every pattern unique. Opals are very unique in nature too. They have been mined for centuries and even found on Mars. Opals are very delicate and more than other stone require special care, but are worth it due to their natural unhinged beauty. At Lee Dorn, we can help you pick out your perfect stone to help you celebrate October! 


Tourmaline, another amazing October stone, offers a variety of colors, but October accepts pink as its color. Pink tourmaline comes in several hues and pairs easily with any statement piece. Tourmaline gems are durable and dazzling, making them ideal for any combination of stones and metals to create beautiful pieces. We can assist you in selecting or designing great October birthstone jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, or necklaces.

Jewelry for October: 

 Lee Dorn has many options for you to choose from and customize to create your individual unique birthstone jewelry. Lee is passionate about beautiful quality jewelry and can help you decide on for every aspect on your piece. With such beautiful birthstones, it is easy to create a beautiful ring, necklace or many other options to bring meaning to those born in October for a very long time. Contact Lee Dorn Jewelers today to let us help you with your October birthstone jewelry.