October's Birthstone | Opal
What is the birthstone for October?
Hello October and hello to this month's pretty birthstone - opal. We love this beautiful gemstone for the breathtaking iridescent tones that reflect beautifully in the light.
The name 'opal' translates in Greek as 'to see a change of colour' and we can certainly see why with the rainbow of colours that sparkle throughout this stunning gemstone.
What is the birthstone for Libra?
Opal is the Libra birthstone, for those with the Zodiac sign of Libra (23rd September - 23rd October). The seventh sign of the Zodiac, Libras are artistic and lovers of beauty; making the uniqueness of opal perfect for Libras. No opal looks the same, with a striking spectrum of colours emitting from each gem.
Said to be a stone of inspiration that enhances imagination and creativity, the opal stone is full of life and spirit. The play of colour and iridescence of the opal happens due to millions of tiny silica spheres in different sizes. The larger the spheres, the more impressive the ray of colours.
Did you know? Opal has been found on Mars! Only a handful of gemstones have been found outside of our planet, making opal a gemstone that really is out of this world.
A must-have for the upcoming party season, take on the sparkling trend of cocktail rings with this 9ct Gold Cubic Zirconia Opal Cocktail Ring. If this takes your fancy, check our Top Five Cocktail Rings For The Party Season for more dazzling rings.
Perfect as a meaningful gift for October birthdays, we love the radiance of this 9ct Gold Opal Cubic Zirconia Pendant and the matching 9ct Gold Opal Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings. Designed in lustrous 9ct yellow gold, the pearl-like finish of the opal complements the glistening halo for an iridescent and dazzling finish.
Read our full Guide To Birthstone Jewellery to find your birthstone and discover the science, meaning and history behind each birthstone.