Calling all October babies: it’s officially opal season.
For those born in October, you’ve been blessed with two gorgeous birthstones – opal and tourmaline – that come in a myriad of beautiful shades to flaunt this season. By no means, opal is one exceptional birthstone that steals the spotlight with its beauty and is known to be lucky for those born this autumnal month.
The dramatic play of colour and galaxy-like hue make opal one intoxicating gemstone. The stone is a symbol of purity, hope, and truth, and is believed to bless the wearer with good fortune.
According to the American Gems Society, the term “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, which means “to see a change in colour.” Whilst the flashy gemstones are known as “precious opals,” those without the play of colour are “common opals.” Different from other stones, opals obtain their hue from an intrinsic microstructure that diffracts white light to display various colours of the rainbow spectrum.
Whilst it’s home belongs in Australia where 95% of the world’s supply comes from, it is also mined in parts of the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Ethiopia.
From the famous Andamooka Opal that was presented to Queen Elizabeth II, to Meghan Markle’s Les Plaisirs de Birks yellow gold and opal earrings that were the talk of the town, there’s only one thing we are absolutely certain about: this timeless beauty is here to stay.
From the classic elegant type to glitzy eye-catching opal pieces, here is a list of ways you could style this earthy beauty this October.
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If there was another word for “gorgeous,” it would be “Graziela’s Opal Captiva Chalcedony Ring.” This time, we decided to start our list with the show-stopper of the evening. There’s something so mesmerising about opal and when it’s mounted into a ring, we can’t help but admire its beauty. Gift yourself these 11.39 cts of opal chalcedony dipped in 18K yellow gold that flaunt 0.27cts of G-H colour white diamonds.
Price: Approx. THB 81,042
There’s something so enchanting about seahorses. Inspired by the magical underwater world, this stunning brooch has been exclusively crafted with a vivacious Australian opal. That’s right, Australian black opal is extremely rare, and that’s what makes this brooch so unique and one eye-catching statement. This ornament is dipped in 18ct white gold, flaunts a 9.23 ct Australian Black Opal, and 0.21 Ct diamond seahorse brooch. Flaunt this brooch on your evening gown and create your own little fairytale.
Price: Approx. THB 959,786
It’s time to brighten up your watch collection and we couldn’t help but admire Buccellati’s striking opal and diamond watch that clearly speaks elegance in every way. Buccellati’s charming watch is handmade using artisanal techniques and is molded from 18-karat gold, detailed with signature ‘Rigato’ engraving and has an impressive opal dial that flows with a kaleidoscope of colours. Powered by a precision quartz movement, this watch can be easily slipped on with a bangle bracelet strap that has been encrusted with 0.41 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds.
Price: Approx. THB 688,600
White opal has it’s own way to shine and Piaget’s Sunlight pendant proves it all. Sophisticatedly chic, this white opal pendant set in 18K rose gold with shimmering 49 brilliant-cut diamonds is a classic staple that could complement every outfit. You simply can’t go wrong with this feminine yet playful pendant that is inspired by the beauty and energy of the sun that has its own character to flaunt. October babies, this one will shine through every possible darkness.
Price available upon request.
This gorgeous drop of beauty will remind you of what it’s like to be at the beach. Isn’t the blend of Australian opals and lustrous freshwater pearls the most soothing combination? Melissa Joy Manning’s Levity earring is curated from recycled 14-karat gold, and these earrings are designed in a dangling silhouette with aquatic-hued opals. Planning to attend a wedding beach party soon? You’ve found the perfect companion.
Price: Approx. THB 25,665