Gemstones

Opal and Tourmaline – October Birthstones

Opal and Tourmaline

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Opals are one of the most stunning gems to look at, thanks to their different colours and kaleidoscopic beauty. Opals were first discovered in Ethiopia in 4000 B.C., and it was believed that they fell from the heavens with thunder and lightning. These stones were highly revered, and one ancient Roman emperor even attempted to trade a third of his whole kingdom for a single opal. The stones vary significantly in colour and appearance depending on where in the world they are mined, and it was originally believed that they were all different gems, or that some of them were even fake because they looked so beautiful.

Tourmaline is another gem that can be found in many different colours around the world. Because it originates in so many different regions there are numerous names for the stone but the term “tourmaline” comes from the Singhalese word “turamali,” which translates into “stone of mixed colour,” a nod to the shades it can be found in. Green tourmaline was first discovered on the Italian coast in the late 1600s, but it initially believed to be emeralds. Pink and red tourmaline stones were also miscategorized as rubies for a period of time as well, because they looked so similar, and people did not have the technology that exists today to differentiate them. It is believed that a large number of various historic gems might actually just be different coloured tourmaline, thanks to its bold, vibrant shades.

Spiritual Properties

Opals of all colours provide users with emotional strength, and the ability to cultivate not only their own love and positive energy, but to draw it from the world around them. Wearers become more capable of recognizing the good that exists in the universe, and reflecting that back with their own positivity. This stone offers good luck to its owners, and it magnifies the powers of manifestation for those who seek good things from the universe. Whether you are waiting for specific dreams to come true or just general success, opal can help make it happen. It helps to remove negative influences and energies from your life, so that your true path becomes clearer, and your way of navigating it becomes easier.

Similarly, tourmaline offers wearers clarity when they are lost or confused. It also provides wearers with the confidence that they need to be able to follow their dreams and to achieve greatness. It helps the wearer to not only exist but to really thrive in an environment that supports them both spiritually and mentally. This stone also provides a sense of calmness to the wearer, which can help to re-balance the mind in times of stress. Tourmaline can also be used to foster creativity and inspiration for those who are feeling a little stuck with life. It is also known as a stone of joy, allowing wearers to clearly see the gift of life and all of the beauty that the universe provides.

Association with Chakras

Different types of opals and tourmaline are associated with different chakras. Because both stones are so versatile, they have different spiritual and energy connections to the body. Taking the time to understand what chakras you need support with will give you the guidance to find the right opals and tourmaline for you.

For example, black opals have strong connections to both the root and crown chakras. The root chakra is what grounds our body and consciousness on earth, while the crown chakra is what allows our minds to expand spiritually. These chakras may seem like opposites, but both are needed in balance, in order to thrive. Black tourmaline is also heavily associated with the root chakra. Wearing black tourmaline can help you to rebalance your life, getting you back on your path. Realigning your root chakra ensures that all of your basic needs are met and that your physical, mental, and spiritual health are all taken care of. Taking care of your foundations through your root chakra means that you can grow and develop to your fullest potential, knowing that it all comes from a place of strength.

Fire opals and pink opals are connected to the heart chakra, which enables people to become more receptive to love from the universe and those around them, bringing them closer to others emotionally. Green tourmaline is also associated with the heart chakra. Wearing tourmaline jewellery near your chest will help you to realign this chakra, and cleanse your soul of any energy that might be blocking it.

Gifting

October have amazing birthstones. Opals with their amazing flash and tourmalines for their colours. They will surely make a loved one very happy. We pack them in our nice gift box and include their stone properties card, making it a very valuable gift. You can include our gift ribbon and hand written gift note.

And as always, don’t forget yourselves!

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Spiritual Properties

Opals of all colours provide users with emotional strength, and the ability to cultivate not only their own love and positive energy, but to draw it from the world around them. Wearers become more capable of recognizing the good that exists in the universe, and reflecting that back with their own positivity. This stone offers good luck to its owners, and it magnifies the powers of manifestation for those who seek good things from the universe. Whether you are waiting for specific dreams to come true or just general success, opal can help make it happen. It helps to remove negative influences and energies from your life, so that your true path becomes clearer, and your way of navigating it becomes easier.

Similarly, tourmaline offers wearers clarity when they are lost or confused. It also provides wearers with the confidence that they need to be able to follow their dreams and to achieve greatness. It helps the wearer to not only exist but to really thrive in an environment that supports them both spiritually and mentally. This stone also provides a sense of calmness to the wearer, which can help to rebalance the mind in times of stress. Tourmaline can also be used to foster creativity and inspiration for those who are feeling a little stuck with life. It is also known as a stone of joy, allowing wearers to clearly see the gift of life and all of the beauty that the universe provides.

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