The Best Opal Jewelry For October Birthday Celebrants
When it comes to birthstones, October babies enjoy a plethora of options. Their first birthstone, opal is known for its kaleidoscopic shifting, multifaceted colors (courtesy of small silica spheres that diffract light at many different wavelengths, lend the stones a rainbow effect). Their other birthstone, Tourmaline, can appear in virtually any color under the sun, since it actually gets its pigmentation from trace minerals found within the stone (with pink and green being some of the most commonly used in jewelry).
No matter your color preference, October birthstones offer plenty of options, which is why we've rounded up some of the prettiest examples that make the best jewelry box additions.
Evil Eye Diamond & Opal Stud Earrings
SHOP NOW: EF Collectionnordstrom.com, $625.00
Keep luck on your side with these opalescent symbols of protection and good fortune.
Raw Opal Bracelets
SHOP NOW: LeaSpirit, etsy.com $75.00
The cool organic feel of raw opals and crushed pyrite gives this bracelet a fun, casual vibe.
14-karat gold tourmaline earrings
SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, net-a-porter.com, $360.00
These mismatched earrings made with watermelon and pink tourmaline are a perfect way to show off your artistic side.
Opal Teardrop Necklace
SHOP NOW: Catbird Jewelry, catbirdnyc.com, $256.00
A teardrop necklace is a classic for a reason—it looks effortlessly elegant with any outfit.
18K Rose Gold Astral Opal Ring
SHOP NOW: Nouvel Heritage, bloomingdales.com, $730.00
Dainty pink opals and filigree-esque scrollwork mix the classical with the modern in this ring.
African Opal Mix Wrap Bracelet
SHOP NOW: Chan Luu, saksfifthavenue.com, $180.00
Give your every day outfits a boost with this boho woven bracelet made with African opals.
Georgian Multi Stone Drop Clip Earring
SHOP NOW: Alexis Bittar, alexisbittar.com, $345.00
Crafted with freshwater pearls, pyrite, green tourmaline, and crystals, these statement earrings make a luxe impact.
Opal Chain Necklace
SHOP NOW: Ettika, nordstrom.com, $50.00
A dainty opal stone gives this chain necklace a unique flair.
Gemstone Baguette Stackable Ring
SHOP NOW: Lagos, nordstrom.com, $475.00
A simple, timeless shape will make this green tourmaline ring a favorite for years to come.
Large Opal Signet Ring
SHOP NOW: Loren Stewart, nordstrom.com, $623.00
For the signet ring lover, this ring takes things to the next level with a rich, pale opal center.
18-karat gold opal bracelet
SHOP NOW: Jennifer Meyer, net-a-porter.com, $350.00
Add a flash of color with this petite opal bracelet.
Opal & Diamond Inverted Hoop Earrings
SHOP NOW: Wwake, nordstrom.com, $1,500.00
Give your go-to hoop earrings an update with these diamond and opal studded versions which hide the gemstones on the side of the hoop for an unexpected touch.
Mini Catarina Ring
SHOP NOW: Daniela Villegas, nordstrom.com, $12,000.00
They don't call it a statement ring for nothing. This chunky opal-centered ring also features emeralds, tsavorites, and sapphires to emphasize the opal's glittering color.
14K Yellow Gold Marquise Opal Pendant Necklace
SHOP NOW: Meira T, saksfifthavenue.com, $596.00
Show off the variations of opal with this set of marquise cut stones while still keeping things neutral.
Moon On Blue 14K Yellow Gold, African Opal & Brown Diamond Beaded Bracelet
SHOP NOW: Sydney Evan, saksfifthavenue.com, $575.00
Facetted African opals let the rainbowed effect of the stones shine in this layerable bracelet.
Opal Stacking Ring
SHOP NOW: Zoe Chicco, nordstrom.com, $155.00
For a subtle touch, this stackable ring is just the thing.
SHOP NOW: Guita M, modaoperandi.com, $2,500.00
Two different colored opals are accented by tiny pink sapphires in these pretty, floral earrings.
14-karat gold opal earrings
SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, net-a-porter.com, $210.00
These ultra-lightweight opal earrings add instant pizzaz to any date night look.
World Cigar Band Ring
SHOP NOW: Armenta, nordstrom.com, $1,690.00
Feel like a royal with this luxe cigar band ring studded with blue-toned opals.
Triple Hex 18-karat gold, silk and tourmaline bracelet
SHOP NOW: Brooke Gregson, net-a-porter.com, $3,735.00
For a wear-anywhere look, this bracelet pairs three faceted green tourmaline stones with a dainty gold chain and silk thread.
Kat 18-karat gold, opal and diamond ring
SHOP NOW: Andrea Fohrman, net-a-porter.com, $5,000.00
For a truly eye-catching example of opal, go big with this cocktail ring with a six-carat opal, accented by diamonds.
Rose Gold, Diamond, and Opal Drop Necklace
SHOP NOW: annesisteron.com, $1,375.00
Think of this opal-studded necklace as a twist on the classic diamond drop style, with added interest thanks to opal's iridescence.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors