October’s birthstone is the opal. Both Libra and Scorpio born in the month of October share the opal as a birthstone. October's birthstone treats the eye to an explosion of shimmering colors. A chic bouquet full of feminine colors and texture is the ideal gift for October birthdays.
The Opal is symbolic of faithfulness and confidence, and derives its name from the Latin word "opalus," meaning precious jewel. Prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light, the Opal was called "Cupid Paederos" by the Romans, meaning a child beautiful as love.