Traditionally there are twelve birthstones, each one being associated with a month of the year. These gemstones have been revered through history, primarily for their beauty but also for these numerous myths about their healing powers and therapeutic influences. They were indeed commonly thought to confer the best of health, wealth and fortune to those who would wear them. Astrologers were the first to accredit such magic powers to certain gemstones, and it is in the wake of this association with the planets that they have come to represent the months.
Originally, it was believed that the gemstone was more powerful if worn during its corresponding month therefore people would have a full set of twelve stones to rotate all around the year. As time went by though, it became more common for people to keep a single connection with the gemstone representing the month of their birth, and the characteristics and luck associated with it.
In possessing your birthstone, it is considered that you possess something innately, intimately and intrinsically associated with your character and self-being. Birthstones are by their own nature the most personalised and personal present to offer. By epitomising this unique link between the stone and its owner, our jewels will provide you with a perfect gift idea.
October: Opal & Tourmaline