The month of October sees Autumn in full swing, bringing apples, cider, tricks, and treats with it. Six different crystals have been recognized as birthstones for this month throughout the centuries. Interestingly, many of these gems promote peace, purity, or protection. Here are the stones associated with month of October:
Opal has persisted as the birthstone of October for hundreds of years, being recognized all the way back in traditional Ayurvedic and Tibetan times. This type of stone comes in a variety of colors and are all associated with October, though most see Precious Opal as the premiere stone of the month, using it for jewelry and decoration. As the “Queen of Gems”, it promotes optimism, self-love, and confidence through its peaceful, joyful energy.
Tourmaline is considered an alternative modern birthstone for the month of October. Historically, pink tourmaline was specifically hailed as a stone for this month, though all varieties of this stone are now accepted as representatives of October. In all its varieties, tourmaline is highly protective.
An ancient birthstone for October in Italian, Polish, Persian, and Jewish culture, aquamarine helps with public speaking, assists with learning, and promotes justice. It is considered a stone of the sea, once being given to sailors as a protective talisman.
In ancient Russian culture, this stone is linked with October. Beryl is a healing stone for those who have became jaded in matters of the heart. It provides serenity and cheerfulness for those who need it most.
With over twenty varieties, Jaspers are considered ancient Tibetan birthstones for this month. They are known as “supreme nurturers” for their ability to provide stability and protection.
The Ancient Hindu calendar shows that Coral fossils were once the prized gemstones of October. Like aquamarine, these stones are associated with protection and contain the energy of the sea.
Birthstones at Crystal Life
We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.
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