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October Birthstones

OpalThe modern birthstones for October is Opal and Tourmaline. Traditionally, Aquamarine (Blue Beryl) is most commonly known in many ancient calendars as the birthstone for October. Other birthstones for October include Coral and Jasper. The Stone color associated with October is commonly multicolor. 

October Opal Poem

October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know;
But lay an Opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.
- Gregorian birthstone poem printed in Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889.

Birthstones for October
  Birthstone
Modern Birthstones Opal, Tourmaline
Traditional Birthstones Tourmaline
Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones Opal
Arabic Birthstones Aquamarine
Herbrew Birthstones Aquamarine
Hindu Birthstones Coral
Italian Birthstones Beryl
Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones Jasper
Polish Birthstones Aquamarine
Roman Birthstones Aquamarine
Russian Birthstones Beryl
Astrological Birthstones (Scorpio: Oct-Nov) Beryl, Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Coral, Obsidian
Planetary Stones (Pluto: Oct-Nov) Garnet, Ruby
Talismanic (Scorpio: Oct-Nov) Amethyst