A Look at October's Newer Birthstone: Tourmaline


Tourmaline is the newer October birthstone, with opal being the other birthstone.

According to the Gemological Institute of America(GIA), "Very few gems match tourmaline’s dazzling array of colors. Perhaps this is why ancient mystics believed this October birthstone could inspire artistic expression – it has a color palette for every mood."

The most popular colors of tourmaline are pink and green. We have several tourmaline shapes, sizes and colors available. Visit our store to get started on having us create a custom tourmaline piece of jewelry for you.

According to the GIA, "Because of its vast range of colors, tourmaline was often mistaken for other gemstones  One of the “rubies” in the Russian crown jewels, the “Caesar’s Ruby” pendant, is actually red (rubellite) tourmaline. A Spanish conquistador found green tourmaline crystals in Brazil in the 1500s and confused the stones with emerald. These and other cases of mistaken identity continued for centuries until scientists recognized tourmaline as a distinct mineral species in the 1800s."

In addition to being the birthstone for October, Tourmaline is given to celebrate the eighth wedding anniversary.

Come visit our store on Cherry Street to get started on having us make you a custom piece of jewelry. We make custom jewelry of all kinds, including rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more. We make pieces in several different metals, including white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. 

In addition to making custom jewelry, we also specialize in jewelry repair. We repair jewelry in-house, right here at our store on Cherry Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Spexton Fine Jewelry

1609 E 15th Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120


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