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October Alternative Birthstone Jewelry

October’s birthstones are traditionally opal and tourmaline. These gemstones are quite soft, with opals scoring between 5.5 and 6.5 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and tourmaline scoring between 7 and 7.5. One of the most popular alternative gemstones that … Continue reading

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Pink, the Birthstone Color for October

Typically, when we think of birthstones, the gemstones that come to mind are from a standardized list adopted by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912. For the month of October, that birthstone is the opal. In 1952, the Jewelry … Continue reading

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Ultimate October Birthday Gift Guide

  Pink sapphires are a popular choice of the October birthstone.  Pink sapphires symbolize love, strength in difficult situations, and friendship.  Our editors have compiled our collection of October birthstone jewelry that would not only be appropriate birthday gifts for … Continue reading

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