OPAL – October Birthstone

You can tell we love opals around here judging from the amount of opals we carry in our store. So, it goes without saying that we’re excited about October; Not only is it the month of Halloween but it’s the month of opals too! Without further ado, let me introduce you to some of the best opal jewelry around today.

MARGERY HIRSCHEY:

Combining high karat gold and eclectic gemstones, Margery Hirschey hits the perfect shabby chic note.

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MARIANNE HUNTER:

One of the finest art jewelers working in America today, Marianne Hunter accentuates the myriad of colors found in opals alongside her master enamel work.

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KATHERINE JETTER:

An Australian native, Katherine Jetter focuses on using opals from her homeland setting them in fanciful mountings dripped in diamonds and gemstones. Her most special pieces are the carved opal petal rings.

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SEVEN FINGERS (Tom Herman):

Any true jewelry enthusiast has marveled at the beauty and workmanship of the works of 19th century Art Nouveau master René Lalique. Well, Tom Herman is the modern Lalique. Herman’s work evokes the romanticism of that period like no other jeweler working today including his liberal use of opals.

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IN STORE NOW:

Try your hand at working with one of the most colorful gemstones on Earth. Our opals hail from Australia (Lightning Ridge and Coober Pedy.) Australia is home to the world’s most beautiful opals!

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(images via Margery Hirschey, Marianne Hunter, Katherine Jetter, Seven Fingers)
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