Guess the birthstone for October…



I hope your October has got off to a wonderful start. I love autumn, it’s a beautiful time of year, and my dogs love it, especially as the heady temperatures of the summer are behind us. It’s a fabulous time to get some wonderful photos too. Who doesn’t love seeing ducks have a swim! My dogs enjoyed seeing them but were eager to jump in the water too! I kept them on the lead for that part of the walk!

Being the month of October, it’s time to focus on the birthstone of the month, which of course is opal.

Referred to by Shakespeare as the ‘Queen of Gems’. The array of colour that can be seen in an opal is spellbinding and almost hologram like the way the colour seems to float in and around the stone! There are many different types of opal too, including, Ethiopian opal, Peruvian pink opal, and fire opal.

We have a number of exquisite designs available and a few in particular I adore.

Starting with this beautiful Peruvian pink opal and pink rhodolite ring in 9ct rose gold. The combination of the two gems compliment each other so well and create a truly eye catching design of jewellery.

Most opals are cabochon cut but every now and then we bring you a faceted opal. When doing so I find it plays the light and colour tremendously. This is a perfect example, the faceted Ethiopian opal cushion and diamond accent ring in 9ct gold.

Now, if you know me, you’ll know how much I love all wildlife. Birds of prey and owls in particular, take my breath away, so I just had to choose this charming design of jewellery to feature in this weeks blog. Fabulous! Ethiopian opal with London blue topaz and citrine in sterling silver gold vermeil. Lots of character and personality.

And, how about the blue triplet opal and white topaz halo ring in sterling silver yellow gold vermeil. The colour is so striking, a real head turner! We also have matching earrings too!!

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Love gems, love opal!

See you soon,

Charlie x


  1. Anne Ruth Lewis October 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    I love opals I have many examples all different types in a seperate jewellery box. Most are from QVC especially the unusual ones.

  2. Charlie Brook October 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, I’m so glad you love this beautiful gemstone. Such variety and the colour spectrum can be dazzling!

    All the best


  3. Helen October 21, 2018 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Love Opal, well it is my birthstone after all! 26th to be precise. I had a beautiful opal ring once but sadly it disappeared. That’s a great pic you got of the ducks, Charlie.

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