October 5, 2018
While September 22nd may have officially been the first day of fall this year, many of us try and hold onto summer for as long as we can…or at least until October. Well, October is officially here so dust off your favorite autumn decorations and dig around in your closet for a comfy pair of boots. For some of us there is a lot more to celebrate than the return of pumpkin spice everything: October birthdays!
And what better way to celebrate one of your favorite birthday girls (or yourself) with some fantastic new jewelry. If you are looking for some ideas, opal is always a gorgeous choice and also happens to be the birthstone for October.
Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem. Because of this, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful stone of all. In fact, the name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.”
Although experts divide gem opals into many different categories, there are five main types: white or light opal, black opal, fire opal, boulder opal and crystal or water opal.
Opals have a very long history and there are many myths pertaining to the stone. Do you have a favorite blondie in your life? In medieval times, all blond maidens wanted a necklace made of opals, as this was considered an absolute guarantee to prevent their hair from fading or darkening.
Every maiden will be guaranteed a great hair day with these little lovelies on her ears. This mesmerizing pair is made with 14karat yellow gold featuring opals surrounded by over 0.60cts of diamonds.
Opal has always been associated with love and passion, as well as desire. Not a bad way to celebrate an October birthday, right?! It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. Wearing an opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness.
She will definitely feel the birthday love with this gorgeous necklace. This beautiful piece is made with 14karat yellow gold, with glimmering sapphires and 1.48cts of diamonds surrounding a spectacular opal stone. It is the perfect way to say both “I Love You” and “Happy Birthday.”
Whether you choose to celebrate October as the start of fall, the birthday for someone special, or both, you cannot go wrong with opal jewelry. Its rainbow of color make it the perfect accessory to compliment any outfit or coordinating jewelry.