Lush with color and utterly mesmerizing, the opal is a widely coveted stone that just so happens to be October's birthstone. From the calming tones of the water opal to the deep intensity of the fire opal, the opal birthstone is incredibly versatile and can make the perfect center stone for any piece of jewelry.
However, with so many opal stone varieties to choose from, purchasing the right piece of opal jewelry is often overwhelming. To help you make the right choice in opal birthstone jewelry, we've put together this comprehensive guide that will fill you in on everything you need to know about this dazzling and colorful gemstone.
The Many Colors of Opal Stones
The opal is a somewhat mysterious gemstone. The scientific community is still baffled by the process that creates opals, and why there are so many different kinds.
This mystery has created wonder around the stone, and jewelry enthusiasts everywhere praise it for their dynamic range of color and breathtaking brilliance. Opals are dazzling because of the way they diffract light to create a stunning wash of vibrancy.
What makes opal stones even more wonderous is the fact that no two opals are exactly alike. Every stone and the way each stone interacts with the light is entirely different from the next.
Opals come in a variety of colors, some so different that it is hard to imagine they are the same type of stone. There is the highly coveted black opal, the incredibly lustrous white opal, the brilliant crystal opal, the serene water opal, the blazing fire opal, the breathtaking boulder opal, and the unique assembled opal.
Gifting Opal Birthstone Jewelry
The opal is the birthstone for October, and it is one of the most versatile birthstone out there. Opal birthstone jewelry can be made to fit the unique personality of whoever you're gifting it to, and in many ways can mimic the look and style of other birthstones.
Plenty of designers have created beautiful fine jewelry pieces using the opal. For instance, Simon G's opal birthstone jewelry pieces are simply stunning. Using heartwarming fire opals and calming water opals, their collection of opal necklaces and earrings would make the perfect October birthday gift.
Alternatively, if you're looking for an intricate opal necklace, the pieces from Yael Designs are undoubtedly worth checking out. Yael designs their necklaces to form around the natural shape and color of the opal. Yael Designs uses rich black opals to create opal birthstone jewelry pieces that are perfectly regal.
Finding that perfect opal jewelry piece can be a challenge, especially when you consider the various types of opals out there. Fortunately, you don't have to hunt for a beautiful opal birthstone jewelry piece alone.
Opal Birthstone Jewelry at BARONS Jewelers
At BARONS Jewelers in Dublin, California you can fulfill all of your opal jewelry needs. Our showroom has a plethora of opal fashion jewelry pieces that can fit nearly any taste or personality. We carry numerous collections from some of the industry's top designers and are the only Tacori Diamond retailer on the west coast.
We have served the nearby towns of San Francisco, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Sunol, Hayward, San Leandro, Oakland, Union City, Alameda, Berkeley, Concord, Piedmont, Tracy, and San Jose since we first opened our doors in 1967. Since then we have gone on to create a showroom that boasts one of the largest inventories of luxury jewelry items in the Bay Area.
In addition to opal birthstone jewelry pieces, we also carry designer wedding bands, engagement rings, watches, and other fine fashion jewelry items. For questions or more information on our products and services, call (925) 278-6971 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.