October has many birthstones, not only the traditional Opal that we read about, but also Jasper, Pink Tourmaline, Zircon, Aquamarine. Also mentioned are Peridot, Agate, Coral, Jade, Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, Chiastolite, and Emerald.
Pink or colored tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for October. The photo above shows pink tourmaline round beads and colored tourmaile beads in the necklace and earrings. I'll mark it down for Libra birthday gifts to $30 + mail costs, if you purchase a pair of earrings from my Etsy shop.
Watermelon tourmaline, which is a crystal with green on the outside and pink in the middle. The green tourmaline brings success. The pink tourmaline brings love and friends.
Healing properties: Tourmaline has been said to be good for keeping the digestive system healthy as well as strengthening teeth and bones. It is also recommended for the adrenal disorders and is used by modern practitioners to treat stress and trauma.
Metaphysical Properties: Tourmaline also has many positive attributes in the spiritual realm. It is thought to bring healing powers to a shaman or medicine man. It is what is called a “receptive stone,” which means it is soothing, calming, inward, and magnetic, promoting meditation, spirituality, wisdom and mysticism. It creates peace and promotes communication between the conscious and unconscious minds, allowing psychic awareness to blossom.
Check back in a few days to read about the other October gemstones' qualities.