october opals


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.

Acrylic paint, marker, colored pencil and glitter on paper. About 30 hours.
From top left to right bottom, May Emerald, June Moonstone, August Peridot, December Turquoise, September Sapphire, January Garnet, July Ruby, February Amethyst, March Aquamarine, November Topaz, April Crystal and October Opal.


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 :)


This blew my fucking mind just now, but I have a feeling everybody else already realized this and I’m just really fucking slow and stupid, but the gods’ shackles, right?

The gemstones on their shackles correspond to their birthstones 

Apollon’s birthday: August 1st 

Birthstone: Peridot

And what’s his limiter? A peridot ring

Hades’ birthday: January 13th

Birthstone: Garnet

His limiter: A garnet necklace

Tsukito’s birthday: February 12th

Birthstone: Amethyst

Limiter: Amethyst bracelet

Takeru’s birthday: March 20th

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Limiter: Aquamarine anklet

Balder’s birthday: April 29th

Birthstone: Diamond

Limiter: Diamond ear cuff

Loki’s birthday: October 24th

Birthstone: Opal

Limiter: Opal choker

See what I’m getting at?

Your Birth Month as Steven Universe Gems
  • January: Garnet
  • February: Amethyst
  • March: Lapis Lazuli
  • April: Yellow Diamond
  • May: Sardonyx
  • June: Pearl
  • July: Ruby
  • August: Peridot
  • September: Sapphire
  • October: Opal
  • November: Jasper
  • December: Malachite