Opal for October: 8 chic pieces of jewellery to buy right now


It may not have as prestigious a reputation as the likes of diamonds, rubies or emeralds, but there’s one stone that’s decidedly on-trend at the moment, and that’s opal.

While opals can be many colours, it’s the paler versions of the gem that jewellery designers are loving right now, and it just so happens that its birthstone month, October, is here.

We’re blaming the craze for all things holographic and unicorn related for this sudden spike in opalescent accessories – but it must be said, these designs are a lot more subtle than all the shiny pink cosmetics and trinkets.

Opal earrings are particularly delicate – think tiny ‘huggies’ and studs with dangling white spikes – while rings are ideal for teaming with other fine gold stacking sets.

Necklaces and bracelets come with tiny opal embellishments and, because the gems are white, they won’t clash with other jewellery.

Into crystal healing? Well, opal is said to foster freedom and independence, inspire creativity and boost self-worth.

Plus, as well as being the birthstone for October babies, it’s the 14th wedding anniversary gem, too.

So, whether you want to treat yourself or gift a loved one, here are eight beautiful opal pieces on the high street…

Scream Pretty Opal Luxe Set of 3 Single Earrings
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1. Scream Pretty Opal Luxe Set of 3 Single Earrings, £115

Hurley Burley 18ct Gold Vermeil and Opal Huggie Hoop Earrings
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2. Hurley Burley 18ct Gold Vermeil and Opal Huggie Hoop Earrings, £39

Orelia Cream Spike Hoop Earrings

3. Orelia Cream Spike Hoop Earrings, £25

Astley Clarke Pink Opal Floris Kula Bracelet
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4. Astley Clarke Pink Opal Floris Kula Bracelet, £135

Lisa Angel Rose Gold Arrow And Opal Necklace

5. Lisa Angel Rose Gold Arrow And Opal Necklace, £16, Notonthehighstreet

Cosanuova Gold Opal Clover Bracelet
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6. Cosanuova Gold Opal Clover Bracelet, £83, Wolf & Badger

Ahne Jewelry Opal Ring

7. Ahne Jewelry Opal Ring, £32, Etsy

SeolGold Opal Triple Bezel Ring

8. SeolGold Opal Triple Bezel Ring, £15.95, Etsy

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