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Opal the stunning stone for October
As the season’s change, it seems fitting that ‘opal’ translates in Greek terms to ‘see a change of colour’, the perfect description for both a gemstone that radiates a rainbow of colours and the colourful change in seasons.
Opal's are our beautiful stone of the month; representing the birth stone for October. The name 'Opal' derives from from the Latin “Opalus” and the Greek “Opallios”, meaning 'precious stone'. This milky, multicoloured and eyecatching stone acts as a traditional and timeless stone, worn by women and men of all ages.
One thing you probably didn't know about this stone is that the finest family of Opal contains every colour of the rainbow. This stone also represents hope and innocence, which are connotations of the pure milky white base colour the stones are usually made up of. The term 'Opal' also depicts 'changing of colour', making it a really unique stone to possess because no two are the same!
Did you know that it was Queen Victoria’s favourite gemstone was Opal! She had sapphires, rubies and diamonds from all over the British empire but fell in love with the intoxicating colours of Opals, and we hope you do too!
Shop our Opal collection here to explore our different styles and colours of this classic stone.
Topaz is the birthstone for November
Blue Topaz is given in celebration of your 4th Wedding Anniversary
Often associated with loyalty and love, this beautiful gemstone represents eternal romance and friendship. It also symbolises honesty, clarity of feelings and deep emotional attachment.
This semi-precious gemstone is believed to promote truth and forgiveness in those who wear it. Blue Topaz can also be helpful for healing hurt feelings and calming frayed nerves as it promotes harmony and relaxation.
Did you know that there is no set colour for this gem stone. Topaz comes in a variety of shades and contrasting colours such as: yellow, brown, honey, green, pink and more commonly, cool aqua blues. The variety of shades the Topaz stone possesses makes it a really interesting stone to invest in. Plus, it makes that November birthday present for the one you love a whole lot easier to buy, because the colour isn't limited!
It is said that the ancient Egyptians and Romans associated the Topaz stone with the sun. They believed God made the sun - a source of protecting and healing qualities and therefore associated these qualities with this unique stone. It is also believed that the Topaz stone brings luck and enchantment, making it a perfect gift for the one you love.
Shop our vast collection of Topaz pieces here, and decide for yourself which colour Topaz defines the stone for you.