October birthstone: tourmaline

Happy Birthday to everyone born in October! Your birthstone is tourmaline, which I’ve talked about in a recent post here.

A quick recap on tourmaline: it comes in a number of colours, in fact it occurs in every shade of the rainbow. While it has the largest colour range of any gemstone, most people are probably familiar with pink and green tourmaline. Tourmaline has traditionally been found in southwest England, especially in Cornwall. Pink tourmaline is the most popular of all tourmaline colours, and I’ve found another beautiful ring from Cassandra Goad to showcase it:

If you remember the post I wrote on birthstones, there is an alternative stone for October and that is aquamarine. Cassandra Goad has thoughtfully designed the same style of ring, in aquamarines.

Which stone do you prefer?

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