October Birthstone

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As you might know, each month is associated with a gemstone. For october this is the opal. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination and flashes brilliant colors with even the slightest movement. You can find them in different tones/varieties such as precious (iridescent colors), black (dark), fire ( yellow, orange or red), boulder (rough cut showing fractures), jelly (colorless), crystal ( transparent to translucent) and white opal.
The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the “stone of the Gods”.
It is also said to be the stone of love, but only to faithful lovers. The opal will bring misfortune to an unfaithful lover.
What you must remember though is that opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. This precious stone is all about inspiration and creativity.



 photo opal-vintage-esqueleto-madeofjewelry_zpsp6kzbm02.jpg1930’s Opal and Diamond Teardrop ring via Esqueleto

 photo opal-jennie-kwon-madeofjewelry_zps8pui5zvm.jpgOpal rings by Jennie Kwon

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Catbird’s Opal Moonflower ring

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Organic Rectangle Boulder Opal necklace by Eliza Page

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Ilana Ariel Multi Stone Matchstick earrings

 photo opal-bijules-madeofjewelry_zpsgpyizv6h.jpgBijules Baby Ear Cuff with Amethyst and Opal

 photo opal-arikkastan-madeofjewelry_zpswafyjojs.jpgOpal Peackock ring by Arikkastan



[All images as mentioned in the links above | Collage by MoJ]