October's Birthstone | Opal
What is the birthstone for October?
With breathtaking iridescent tones that reflect beautifully in the light, we welcome October and this month’s pretty birthstone - opal.
In Greek terms, ‘opal’ translates ‘to see a change of colour’, a perfect translation for a gemstone that radiates a rainbow of colours throughout.
What is the birthstone for Libra?
For those with the Zodiac sign of Libra (23rd September - 23rd October), you’re blessed with the stunning iridescence of opal. The seventh sign of the Zodiac, Libras are artistic and lovers of beauty, something which reflects the gemstones qualities perfectly. Each opal is unique, with a striking spectrum of colours emitting from each gem.
Full of life and spirit, the opal is a stone of inspiration, enhancing both imagination and creativity. The play of colour and iridescence of the opal takes place 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.
If you’re wanting something dainty with luxurious sparkle, fall in love with our 9ct Gold Diamond Opal Pear Pendant. The added touch of carefully hand selected diamonds to accentuate the opal creates a stunning must-have piece for any jewellery box.
Our new opal earrings will add a touch of class to any outfit, perfect for glamming up your everyday look. Choose from a dainty drop style with these Silver Yellow Gold Plated Cubic Zirconia Opal Drop Earrings or cute studs with these Silver Yellow Gold Plated Cubic Zirconia Opal Earrings.
Read our full Guide To Birthstone Jewellery to find your birthstone and discover the science, meaning and history behind each birthstone.