birthstone for october

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etsyfindoftheday | wedding week 2016 | 6.17.16

birthstone alternative engagement rings
october // halo diamond and opal cushion-cut engagement ring by capucinne

Visual guide to the Five Main Types of Opal

White or light opal: Translucent to semitranslucent, with play-of-color against a white or light gray background color.

Black opal: Translucent to opaque, with play-of-color against a black or other dark background.

Fire opal: Transparent to translucent, with brown, yellow, orange, or red bodycolor. This material—which often doesn’t show play-of-color—is also known as “Mexican opal.”

Boulder opal: Translucent to opaque, with play-of-color against a light to dark background. Fragments of the surrounding rock, called matrix, become part of the finished gem.

Crystal or water opal: Transparent to semitransparent, with a clear background. This type shows exceptional play-of-color.

Birthstone Master Post!

January


  • Garnet - Strength, perversity, prosperity, health.
  • Rose Quartz - Emotional balance, forgiveness.


February


  • Amethyst - Wisdom, spirituality, sobriety, security.
  • Onyx - Relaxation, comfort.


March


  • Aquamarine - Beauty, honesty, loyalty, happiness.
  • Bloodstone - Endurance. 


April


  • Diamond - Invincibility, clarity, purity, eternal love.
  • Rock Crystal / Quartz - Balance, clarity, energy. 


May


  • Emerald - Patience, understanding, foresight.
  • Chrysoprase - Fertility, secrecy. 


June


  • Alexandrite - Balance, confidence, joy.
  • Moonstone - Balance, good fortune, tender passion.
  • Pearl - Modesty, purity, beauty, happiness.


July


  • Ruby - Love, success, integrity, passion, promise.
  • Carnelian - Luck, safety.


August


  • Peridot - Fame, dignity, protection, success.
  • Sardonyx - Relaxation, security.


September


  • Sapphire - Truth, sincerity, commitment, loyalty.
  • Lapis - Understanding, protection.


October


  • Opal - Hope, faith, confidence.
  • Tourmaline - Balance, endurance, safety. 


November


  • Topaz - Strength, wisdom, courage.
  • Citrine - Hope, cheerfulness, youth, health, fidelity.


December


  • Tanzanite - Contentment, understanding.
  • Zircon - Wisdom, honor, wealth.
  • Turquoise - New possibilities, happiness.
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etsyfindoftheday 5 | 4.14.16

theme thursday: prong-set jewelry finds

prong-set finds by lexluxe

  • sideways opal teardrop stacking ring
  • raw sapphire stud earrings

opal … LOVE. super-blue sapphire nuggets … LOVE LOVE. lexluxe never disappoints :)