Tourmaline: The Exciting New Birthstone Alternative for October


In the world of gemstones, October has always been associated with the mesmerising Opal. However, a new contender has emerged to steal the spotlight - Tourmaline. This vibrant and versatile gemstone is making waves as the exciting new birthstone alternative for October. Not only does tourmaline offer stunning beauty, but opals are also experiencing a resurgence in popularity, captivating top international jewellery designers. Let's delve into the enchanting world of tourmaline and how it is reshaping the October birthstone landscape.

bohemian style green tourmaline cabershon ring set in 18ct yellow gold

1. The Allure of Tourmaline:

Tourmaline, with its kaleidoscope of colours, is captivating both jewellery enthusiasts and fashion-forward individuals alike. From rich greens and blues to vibrant pinks and purples, tourmaline offers a wide array of captivating hues. Its versatility allows it to be fashioned into various jewelry pieces, from dazzling rings to eye-catching pendants. As this gemstone continues to gain recognition, it is becoming a symbol of individuality and personal style.

Image: Tourmaline Earrings from the Artemis Collection by Travis Trewarne

2. The Rising Popularity of Tourmaline:

The emergence of tourmaline as an alternative birthstone for October is not by chance. With its striking colours and unique properties, tourmaline has gradually gained popularity among those seeking a birthstone that reflects their vibrant personality. This gemstone's rising prominence can be attributed to its affordability compared to opals while still exuding elegance and sophistication.

 vibrant green tourmaline and diamond ring

3. Opals Regain the Spotlight:

opal dress ring set in yellow gold with diamonds in bohemian style

Image: Opal and Diamond ring from the BoHo Collection by Charlotte Lynggaard

As tourmaline takes center stage, opals are experiencing a renaissance in the world of high-end jewellery design. Top international jewellery designers are rediscovering the enchanting beauty of opals and incorporating them into their exquisite creations. Opals' iridescent play-of-color and ethereal charm make them a favourite among designers looking to add a touch of mystique and uniqueness to their collections.

image of opal and turquoise ring in boho style set in 18ct yellow gold with diamonds

Image: Turquoise and Opal ring from the BoHo collection by Charlotte Lynggaard


4. Embracing Individuality:

With tourmaline emerging as an alternative birthstone for October, individuals now have more options to express their personal style. The shift away from traditional birthstones allows for a more inclusive and customisable approach to birthstone jewellery. Whether one chooses the fiery allure of tourmaline or the enchanting mystique of opals, both gemstones offer a chance to showcase individuality and create meaningful connections to one's birth month.

Artemis Green Tourmaline Ring surrounded by Diamonds set in 18ct White Gold

Image: Rare Sugarloaf cut Green Tourmaline and Diamond ring by Travis Trewarne


The world of birthstones is evolving, and tourmaline is leading the charge as the exciting new alternative for October. Its vibrant colours and versatility are captivating jewellery lovers worldwide, while opals are experiencing a renaissance at the hands of top international designers. As we embrace individuality and celebrate the enchanting beauty of gemstones, tourmaline and opals are creating a new chapter in the October birthstone narrative, offering endless possibilities for self-expression and style.

cerise (red) tourmaline round caabershon cut earring studs set in 18ct yellow gold from lotus collection by Charlotte Lynggaard

Image: Tourmaline stud earrings from the Lotus collection by Charlotte Lynggaard