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October Birthstones!

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Individuals born in October get to choose between two birthstones, Tourmaline and Opal. Each gem have nearly limitless possibilities in colors, as each one comes in a rainbow of shades and color combinations. Opal:

The name “Opal”originates from the Greek word opallios, which mean “to see a change in color.” Opal’s classic country of origin is Australia. But it is also mined in Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Ethiopia, the Czech Republic and parts of the U.S., including Nevada and Idaho.

In 1954, when the South Australian Government wanted to present Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, a gift in honor of her Royal visit to Australia, they thought of an Australian Opal because of exceptional beauty and quality. The finest gem crystal Opal ever mined at the ‘Andamooka Opal fields’ was selected and then John Altmann cut and polished this rare gem into 6 stones. The South Australian Government purchased 5 of these stones which were then made into a necklace, earrings and cuff links. The Gov…