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The Best Luxury Birthday Gifts of the October Birthstones

The best luxury birthday gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal

Seeking a perfect luxury gift for someone with an October birthday? You can’t go wrong with a lovely piece of jewelry in honor of the month of their birth. So, what are the best luxury gifts of the October birthstones – tourmaline and opal – in fine and fashion jewelry right now? Here’s our edit of the best tourmaline and opal cocktail rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more that would be perfect sparkling gifts for your October baby.

luxury birthday gift ideas starring the October birthstones

October has two official birthstones: tourmaline and opal, and either or both make for the perfect luxury jewelry gift.

the best luxury birthday gift in the October birthstones opal and tourmaline

The best luxury birthday gifts in the October birthstones opal and tourmaline. Courtesy Photo.

Opals are believed to have healing powers and bring good luck to the wearer. It has been said that opals act as an emotional stabilizer. Wearing an opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness toward the wearer.

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Tourmalines come in many different hues, but all of them are said to have healing powers. The tourmaline is believed to be a “receptive stone.” Soothing, calming, promoting meditation, spirituality and wisdom.

As we researched this piece we learned that quite a lot of jewelers combine these two October birthstones into one dazzling piece. We also learned that together or apart, the birthstones of October exude a jaunty, happy and bohemian-chic vibe that we really love.

It would be impossible to wear one of these as a gift and not feel jolly all the time. What better gift could there be than that?

the best luxury gift jewelry featuring the birthstones of October

From haute joillerie to bijoux, traditional to contemporary, brand new to antique vintage, Costco to Cartier, there’s a perfect piece of  tourmaline or opal jewelry out there for anyone who’s born in the month of October.

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Here are the ones we have our eyes on right now.

1. October Birthstone Jewelry: Cocktail Rings

A cocktail ring an excellent option for a luxury jewelry gift, especially when it is crafted from one or both of the birthstones for the month of October. They’re playful and fun, and they can immediately dress up even the most somber outfit. Here are some of the rings that caught our eyes.

The best luxury gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: cocktail rings

The best luxury gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: cocktail rings. Courtesy Photos.

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2. October Birthstone Jewelry: Earrings

In these Zoom-filled days in particular, everyone would value a pair of fun, energizing earrings. Whether it’s a statement pair of chandeliers or a simpler post that’s the perfect companion for a face mask, the October birthstones opal and tourmaline don’t disappoint.

 

 

The best luxury gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: earrings. Courtesy Photos.

 

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3. October Birthstone Jewelry: Bracelets and Cuffs

We love bracelets and cuffs – the more, the better! Opal and tourmaline play perfectly together, so you can help your October baby start a collection of bangles, bracelets and cuffs to remember their special month all year long.

 

The best luxury gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: bracelets and cuffs. Courtesy Photos.

4. October Birthstone Jewelry: Necklaces

We’re totally into layering necklaces right now, so we focused this edit on pieces that would be stunning alone or in multiple layers. You can also gift a necklace with the birthday person’s initial and their birthstone – sure, it’s extra, but who cares?

 

The best luxury gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: necklaces. Courtesy Photos.

5. October Birthstone Jewelry: Brooches

Brooches are back, and the October birthstones are stunning, either alone or in combination. Many of these are vintage, making them even more special as potential keepsakes.

The best luxury gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: brooches. Courtesy Photos.

6. October Birthstone Jewelry: Watches and Cuff links

It turns out that there are numerous watches and cuff links in the October birthstones, too. So every October baby can play, and you can surprise them with a piece they never would have imagined.

The best luxury jewelry gifts of the October birthstones tourmaline and opal: watches and cuff links. Courtesy Photos.

7. Bonus Round: October Birthstone Home Decor

Even if your current budget won’t support a gift of jewelry this year, fear not! There are also some adorable gift options that reference opal and tourmaline at a far more affordable price. For example, this Yoga Zeal blue opal beach towel ($50) is a perfect gift for an October baby who also loves the beach. Very photogenic!

the best jewelry for an October birthstone gift

Those are our top picks for the best fine and fashion tourmaline or opal luxury jewelry gift, including rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches and more – that would be perfect birthstone gifts for an October birthday. Really kind of wish we were born in October now. What’s your favorite? And when does the party start?

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