Birthstone Color for October


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  • Facts and Information about Birthstone Color for October
  • Guide to Birthstone Color for October

Opal Birth Stone


Birthstone Color for October - White

Why the color of a Birthstone is important
The Color of Birthstones relates to rarity, value and the quality of a gemstone. Birthstone colors are therefore extremely important to consider when purchasing a piece of jewelry containing precious or semi-precious gemstones.

Facts and Information about the Birthstone Color for October

Facts and information about the Birthstone Color for October:

  • October Gemstone: Opal

  • October Birthstone Color: Multi-colored - often the predominant color is white

  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Libra dates: September 24 - October 23
  • The more colors in an Opal the more valuable the gemstone will be
  • The dominant colors in an Opal have value in the order of red, orange yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet

Symbolism and Meaning of the Birthstone Color for October
Individual Birthstones colors, such as the Opal, also have special attributes. The meaning behind birthstones colors were symbolised by their association with events which occurred in history, many of which date back, and relate to, the biblical meanings of colors. The Christian meaning of Multi-colored was highly symbolic. From Ancient times wise men and healers have believed that jewels and gemstones, such as the Opal, have mystical powers and conduct the energies of the ruling planets with which each gemstone is associated which affect our physical or emotional well being and healing powers. Gemstones and their attributes were related to signs of the Zodiac or month of birth and referred to as Birthstones. The symbolism and meaning of the Birthstone Color for October is as follows:

  • The symbolic meaning of the color white, the dominant colour of the opal, is purity and virtue. White also has a Biblical meaning for holiness and is the Christian color for all high Holy Days and festival days of the Church Year, especially the seasons of Christmas and Easter. The Pope is associated with the color white and the colour is used in church services for baptism, marriage, ordination and dedications

Birthstone Color for October - Hue, Tone and Saturation
Birthstone Colors are determined by the impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration and the gemstones selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color. In gemstones, color consists of three components:

  • Hue - the first impression of the colour Multi-colored
  • Tone - the lightness or darkness of the ranging from light to medium to dark
  • Saturation - the intensity of a gemstone's colour which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

Birthstone Color for October - Guide - Traditional Meaning - Facts - Information - Info - Gems
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Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.

Birthstone Color for October

Birthstone Color for October

  • Guide to the traditional colour for the month
  • Facts and Information about the Birthstone Color for October
  • Meaning of the Colour
  • Symbolism and Meaning
  • Facts and Info about Hue, Tone and Saturation in gemstones
  • Traditional gifts for special occasions

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