Somehow, it’s already October (weren’t we just hanging by the pool over Labor Day Weekend, like, yesterday?), which means it’s time for a new birthstone. September’s sapphire takes a step back to let October’s opals and tourmalines shine. While those lucky enough to be born in October get two birthstones to choose from, we can’t deny our obsession with the ever-lustrous opal (no disrespect to tourmaline, of course).
While opals once had a fabricated reputation of being a stone of bad luck and evil, they're actually a stone of confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem. It’s believed to amplify the character traits of its wearer—but beware, it can amplify those not-so-good traits as well. Often associated with love and passion, it’s said to also intensify desire and eroticism and release inhibitions. Whew!
But really, is there anything more stunning than an iridescent opal catching the sunlight? We think not.
Below, we rounded up 19 pieces of opal jewelry that make the perfect gifts for the Libras and early Scorpios in your life (including yourself, obviously). Check out our unique picks, below.
Wwake, Two Step Bar Stud, $175, available at Bona Drag.
Merewif, Beam Ring, $65, available at Merewif.
Maria Tash, 8mm Opal Eternity Hoop, $350, available at Maria Tash.
Stella And Bow, Curacao Ring, $75, available at Stella And Bow.
Materia Prima, Opal And Silk Parallel Choker, $210, available at Materia Prima.
Pamela Love, Gravitation Earrings, $250, available at Pamela Love.
Sophie Bille Brahe, $720, available at Need Supply Co.
Tai, Gold Starburst Ring With Opal Center, $70, available at Tai.
Bing Bang, Ziggy Stardust Trio, $74, available at Bing Bang.
Sophia Zakia, Orbitus Ring, $385, available at Sofia Zakia.
Amarilo, Pia Opal Choker, $220, available at Amarilo.
Porter Lyons, Opal Ear Vibes, $215, available at Porter Lyons.
Zoe Chicco, 14K Opal Stud And Opal Tear Stud Charm, $850, available at Zoe Chicco.
First And Two, Layla Earrings, $75, available at First And Two.
Ilana Ariel, 3 Dot Ring with Opal, $500, available at Ilana Ariel.
La Kaiser, Opal And Diamond Wishbone Pendant, $320, available at La Kaiser.
Open House, Author Ring, $248, available at Need Supply Co.
Monsieur Blonde, Love in White, $70, available at Monsieur Blonde.
Smith + Mara, Solid Gold Stone Bar Necklace, $990, available at Smith + Mara.