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October’s birthstone: 23 colourful tourmaline and opal jewellery pieces

These show-stopping pieces frame kaleidoscopic gemstones within sculptural silhouettes

The October birthstone is a twin affair, with both mesmeric tourmalines and opal jewellery representing the autumn month, their riotous hues bringing a flash of cheery warmth to the cooler days and longer nights. Available in a dizzying array of kaleidoscopic shifting colours, with a range of shimmering shades that move when caught in the light, here’s our edit of the most alluring tourmaline and opal jewellery pieces to celebrate October birthdays. 

The dramatic, ever-shifting colours contained within opals have been a source of fascination for centuries, with ancient civilisations revering them as the result of lightning storms, or as magical talismans capable of warding off disease. Royals have long adored them, from the ‘Burning of Troy’ opal given by Napoléon to his wife Joséphine, to Queen Victoria, who often gave opal jewellery as gifts, as well as wearing it herself.  

Tourmalines, too, have always captivated us, their marvellously rainbow-like shades reflected in their very name, which is derived from the Sinhalese word toramalli, meaning ‘stone with mixed colours’. Whichever stone draws your gaze, read on for our selection of the most sensational pieces to invest in now.  

The Glossary Edit

Tourmaline & Opal Jewellery for October Birthdays

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Tiffany

opal & coloured gemstone necklace
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Anna Hu

Paraiba tourmaline, diamond & coloured gemstone earrings
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Boodles

opal, Paraiba tourmaline & diamond cuff
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Pomellato

white gold & indicolite tourmaline Necklace
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Lily Gabriela

tourmaline, diamond & enamel ring
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Chaumet

black opal, sapphire, diamond & garnet necklace
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Tasaki

tourmaline, Akoya pearl, diamond, sapphire & morganite, spinel & topaz earrings
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Cartier

Opal, sapphire & diamond necklace
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Cicada

opal, diamond, tsavorite & sapphire Ring
£26,850

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Marlo Laz

pink tourmaline & diamond earrings
£13,300

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Adler

opal & diamond necklace
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Suzanne Kalan

opal & diamond drop earrings
£5,904

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Eden Presley

pink tourmaline & diamond ring
£5,535.00

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Nak Armstrong

bi-colour tourmaline, black spinel, & Ethiopian opal earrings
£20,600

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Ruth Tomlinson

mixed tourmaline ring
£1,920

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Future Fortune

Fortuity pink tourmaline, diamond & morganite earrings
£8,300

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Dior

opal necklace in white opals & diamonds
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Emily P. Wheeler

pink tourmaline, pink opal & turquoise earrings
£18,375

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Ashley Zhang

opal & diamond Bracelet
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Retrouvai

Australian opal & emerald cut aquamarine ring
POA

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Anne Sisteron

opal & tsavorite earrings
£9,180

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Jade Ruzzo

yellow gold & opal ring
£3,200

23 Tourmaline And Opal Jewellery Pieces - October BirthstonePin

Mason and Books

Pink Opal ring
£7,552

Main image: David Morris
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