Its October! Fall has come and the leaves start to change into beautiful colors. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Another reason is that we wish a big "happy birthday" to the stunning, classic, semiprecious gemstone the opal. The opal is formed by water and silicon dioxide. Opals come in many different colors, including white, blue, black, orange and red. Some will also come with pastel flashes. The opal is usually shaped as a cabachon. Opals legend is one of inspiration and imagination, and its lore is to help with vision, and optics. The opal was first introduced to the public's eye during the victorian era, as the focal point residing in rose gold settings that were warm and inviting. Its popularity continued throughout the 1930s Art Deco era, with beautiful cocktail rings and then saw a resurgence in the 1970's and 1980's. This included opals set in large statement rings surrounded by diamonds, residing in platinum. Today, we see a big demand for Victorian opal rings in rose gold for a less stated look. Let's wish the opal a very "happy birthday!"

Victorian Opal Ring

This lovely, elegant, Victorian engagement ring features a .50 carat opal natural cabachon surrounded by six antique mine cut diamonds, all residing in a warm and inviting 14 kt rose gold setting.

Victorian Orange Opal Ring

This beautiful, alluring, Victorian engagement ring features a stunning orange cabachon opal, weighing 1.25 carats. It is surrounded by 14 mine cut diamond accents, residing in a rosy yellow gold setting.

Opal Engagement Ring

Three mesmerizing cabachon opals, weighing .30 carat, are flanked by two mine cut diamonds, residing in a 10 kt rose gold setting completed with filigree engravings!

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