Opals are one of the most mysterious and fascinating gems on the planet. The name opal evolved from the Roman word "opalus" which traces its roots from the Greek's "opallios " meaning to see a change of color. This Greek word is likewise a revision of the ancient Indian Sanskrit's "Upala " which means precious stone.
Opals are often known as lucky charms that bring beauty, success, and happiness to its wearer. They symbolize hope and purity and also serve as the traditional gift for the 18th and 34th anniversaries.
Tourmaline is also October's birthstone. This gem comes in a rainbow of hues, pink (the accepted color to represent October's birthstone), blue, high-end reds, and greens.
The name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word turomalli which translates as the stone of mixed colors. It is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymph nodes.