My mother is a Scorpio, and she was very excited when I started researching all the variety of stones available to her during both her birth month and her Zodiac sun sign. See, traditionally for October she has opal -- she is not fond of opal and calls it an "emotional stone." Which is somewhat true metaphysically or mystically.
However, she loves her alternate birthstone: Tourmaline. And so do I, but I am not born in October, sigh again. Being under the sun sign Scorpio affords her certain rights to claim Topaz as her own -- I suppose since Topaz is November's birthstone, and Scorpio is mostly November.
Onwards and upwards to Scorpio's alternate birthstone:
Beryl: This stone I consider the biggest win for my mother, because beryl is chosen as a broad term here, meaning it can also be any of the 4 main beryls. The four main beryls being Heliodor (Golden), Morganite (Pink), Aquamarine (Need I say more? Blue) And the one I think she really likes (no doubt due to our mutual coloring, making green stones shine) Emerald. Decisions, Decisions.
|This "Lady Sings the Blues" includes both Topaz and Aquamarine|
|"Rain" is designed with Moss Aquamarine Briolettes, Moss Aquamarine Roundelles and Sapphire, evoking Seattle Rainy Day Weather.|
Amethyst: Ahh, lovely purple Amethyst. I am certain they mean the stark purple Amethyst, and not any of the man-made types, such as Green Amethyst. Since Amethyst is in fact a description of the definitive color of said semi-precious quartz crystals, I don't have much doubt is saying: they probably are going traditional here.
To be honest, I am a bit jealous of my Mommy. Hopefully, I will be able to find out I have some rockingly awesome alternate gemstones in lieu of Turquoise.