Octobers Birthstone. An Opal Party.

We are so glad to see fall is finally here. October was off to a rather warm start, but light jacket-cardigan season has decided to grace us. 

I love October. Great weather. My moms birthday (today actually. Woo!) The official start of the holiday season. And of course this months birthstone. Opal. 

Opal has undeniable appeal. It literally comes in every color imaginable. It's been found on Mars (whooooaaaa!!! Space Rock!), and has been worn for thousands of years by royals and commoners alike to provide protection, confidence, and to look straight up badass and stuff.

                                                              Ethiopian Welo Opal. 

                                                             Ethiopian Welo Opal. 

Fun Fact: Over 80% of the worlds opals are mined in Australia.

  The Virgin Rainbow Opal. Formed millions of years ago and is made up of fossilized dinosaur bones. Worth over $1million

The Virgin Rainbow Opal. Formed millions of years ago and is made up of fossilized dinosaur bones. Worth over $1million

  Black Opals are   one of the most expensive stones out there. Top quality specimens can fetch over $2k per carat.

Black Opals are one of the most expensive stones out there. Top quality specimens can fetch over $2k per carat.

  Mexican opals are one of my favorite varieties. They always remind me of dinosaur eggs!

 Mexican opals are one of my favorite varieties. They always remind me of dinosaur eggs!

Another fun fact: Did you know that opals were once believed to make the wearer invisible? Back in the day folks would wear opal jewelry into high risk environments to help them avoid altercations and trouble. Pretty neat huh?!

What's your favorite type of opal? Tell us in the comments below!

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xo-

Brittany C.