Tourmaline: October’s Other Birthstone

Opal seems to get the spotlight when we’re talking about October’s birthstone, and I don’t disagree: The opal is pure magic. But tourmaline, October’s other birthstone, is wildly popular in jewelry design. It’s all but exploded during the past couple of years as the star of many unforgettable jewels, and since it’s available in many color variations, there’s something for everyone. How great would it be to be born in October? It’s the month that celebrates autumn at its peak, Halloween, and two of the very best gemstones you could ever come across. Here are some of my favorite tourmaline designs.

Wendy Yue rubellite reverse collar necklace

Reverse collar necklace in 18k white gold with rubellite, pink sapphire, ruby, and diamond by Wendy Yue, pricing on request


Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems Bouquet earrings

Bouquet earrings in 18k white gold with tourmaline, morganite, sapphire, ruby, and diamond, by Ian Saude for Kaiser Gems, $17,250


V. Tse multicolor tourmaline bracelet

Multicolor bracelet in 18k yellow gold with tourmaline by V. Tse, $45,000


Loretta Castoro Love Doves paraiba ring

Love Doves ring in 18k yellow gold with 4.65 ct. Paraiba and .78 ct. t.w. diamonds by Loretta Castoro, $90,000


JB Star oval paraiba and diamond ring

Oval cocktail ring in platinum with 5.37 ct. Paraiba tourmaline and 2.55 cts. t.w. diamonds by JB Star, pricing on request


Omi Prive plaitnum curprian elbaite tourmaline ring

Handcrafted ring in platinum with 10 ct. cuprian elbaite tourmaline by Omi Privé, pricing on request


Rahaminov cabochon tourmaline round pendant

Cabochon circle pendant in 18k yellow gold with Paraiba tourmaline and diamonds by Rahaminov, pricing on request


Sutra green and paraiba tourmaline shield ring

Shield ring in 18k yellow gold with 8 ct. green tourmaline, 1.5 cts. t.w. Paraiba tourmaline, and 3 cts. t.w. diamonds by Sutra, $28,000


Lauren K Fringe tourmaline necklace

Fringe necklace in 18k yellow gold with 4.2 cts. t.w. tourmaline and .12 ct. t.w. diamonds by Lauren K, $3,150


Sylvie Collection trillion green tourmaline ring

Trillion ring in 18k white gold with 4 ct. green tourmaline and .63 ct. t.w. diamonds by Sylvie Collection, $5,900

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