The unknown birthstone...

Most people know that Opal is October's birthstone.
Opal ring

But, did you know that there is another birthstone for October?
Pink Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for October.
Pink Tourmaline
While Opal is said to offer hope, pink tourmaline is said to offer strength. That makes it fitting for pink to represent breast cancer as well. So, if you are celebrating a birthday, an eight-year anniversary or a breast cancer survivor this month consider the Pink Tourmaline