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Brought into the birthstone family in 1952 as an October alternative was pink tourmaline; but over the years all the tourmaline colors have become acceptable. Some of the most popular tourmaline gemstones are bi-colored or tri-colored, with clear color distinctions. For example, watermelon tourmaline, when cut, features a pink center, a white ring and a green outside edge. Some of the even more unusual ones include tiny black specks that resemble watermelon seeds.
|14k gold Chiseled Ring with Pink Tourmaline by Danielle Miller Jewelry|
The richness and variety of both stones give those born in October a huge variety of options and look fantastic set in a wide range of metals and designs.