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Tourmaline Jewels in All the Shades of Autumn


Opal tends to get the headliner spot in October, and it’s no surprise why. With all the mystery, intrigue, and drama Halloween brings, the birthstone mirrors the month’s vibe.

Take the mesmerizing black opal: It’s like a gothic crystal ball, swirling with the colors of magic—and maybe a few lost souls. Opal really is an ideal fit for October (and beloved all the other months, too).

But tourmaline is just as revered, though not for the same qualities. In its rainbow of colors, it’s a stone that designers love to work with and consumers love to wear—a bright and cheerful, sometimes even electric, presence.

But bright and cheerful isn’t really the vibe for fall, is it? Our wardrobes tend to get darker, often more neutral in hue. Even at a time as jubilant as the upcoming holiday season, the brightest colors lean more jewel-tone than electric—deep, dark, and rich.

Tourmaline can do that, and quite beautifully to boot. In earthy tones such as brown and green or a gorgeous autumnal wine, tourmaline is just as good a color match for October as opal is.

Here’s proof—some of the latest lovely tourmaline jewels in the colors of fall.

Greenwich St Alejandra Bouquet ring
Alejandra bouquet ring in 14k yellow gold with 1.09 ct. brownish orange tourmaline, 0.06 ct. Montana sapphire, 0.08 ct. Oregon sunstone, 0.07 ct. seafoam tourmaline, and 0.03 ct. chrysoberyl, $3,900; Chroma by G.St


Jorge Revilla tourmaline hoop earrings
Hoop earrings in gold-plated sterling silver with tourmaline, $393; Jorge Revilla
Gemcolorz tourmaline ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold-plated sterling silver with 2.99 cts. t.w. multicolor tourmaline and white topaz, price on request; Gemcolorz


Sanalitro tourmaline ring
Ring in 18k white gold with smoky quartz shank, 36.8 ct. faceted tourmaline, and 0.89 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Sanalitro
Lizzie Mandler tourmaline bracelet
One-of-a-kind link bracelet in 18k yellow gold with bicolor tourmaline, price on request; Lizzie Mandler
Nak Armstrong tourmaline ring
Ring in 20k rose gold with Mozambique tourmaline and green tourmaline, $10,700; Nak Armstrong
EF Collection tourmaline necklace
Bead necklace in 14k yellow gold with tourmaline, $550; EF Collection
Carl K Gumpert tourmaline ring
Ring in 14k rose gold with 5.75 ct. tourmaline and 0.28 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,235; Carl K. Gumpert
Jacquie Aiche purple tourmaline ring
Ring in yellow gold with emerald-cut purple tourmaline and diamonds, price on request; Jacquie Aiche


Assael tourmaline and pearl ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold with 12.04 ct. bicolor autumn tourmaline and golden keshi South Sea cultured pearls, price on request; Assael
Yael Designs green tourmaline ring
Ring in 18k white and yellow gold with 5.02 ct. green tourmaline and 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,755; Yael Designs
Minka tourmaline pendant
Athena pendant in 18k yellow gold with 5 ct. green tourmaline, $12,430; Minka Jewels
Vram green tourmaline ring
One-of-a-kind Chrona demi ring in 18k yellow gold with mint green tourmaline, price on request; Vram
Emily Kuvin Athena tourmaline earrings
Athena stud earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.82 cts. t.w. chrome tourmaline, $9,800; Emily Kuvin
Lord Jewelry green tourmaline ring
Ring in 14k yellow gold with 3.5 ct. green tourmaline and 1.15 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Lord Jewelry
Rahaminov tourmaline earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 14.97 cts. t.w. green and greenish brown tourmaline, $8,020; Rahaminov
Ashley Zhang tourmaline Bubble ring
Bubble ring in 14k yellow gold with mint green tourmaline, $3,280; Ashley Zhang

Top: Ring in 14k yellow gold with 7.13 ct. apricot tourmaline, 0.18 ct. t.w. green tourmaline, and 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,500; Melinda Lawton

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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