If you were lucky enough to be born in October then this stunning birthstone belongs to you! The Opal, otherwise known as the ‘Queen of Gems’ has been treasured by many cultures throughout history for its unique play of colours.
The word "opal" comes from the Latin word "opalus", which means "precious stone". Opal is believed to have been first discovered in ancient Rome, where it was used to decorate jewellery and other objects. In ancient times, opal was thought to be a very precious stone and was highly sought after by jewellers and other artisans.
Today, we know that opal is a form of quartz that is found in different parts of the world. Opal can come in many different colours, including black, white, blue, green, pink and red. The most valuable opals are those that show a play of colours when they are lighted from different angles.
Around here we try not to play favourites with stones, but we absolutely adore opals and all they stand for. A powerful gemstone of great mystery and beauty. Representing hope, purity, love and truth.
Our sweet and petite Birthstone Studs make for such a lovely thoughtful birthday gift. Beautifully packaged, we can send them directly to your special someone and even include a handwritten note from you (just pop a note with your order on check-out).
Stemming from ancient times, it’s thought that wearing your birthstone is a symbol of wellness & good fortune. We believe whatever stone resonates with you most, is the one you need, whether that’s your birth month or other.