Fall Jewelry & October Opals
Kim's Jewelers shares an article on how to express your unique self with Fall jewelry trends and the October opal birthstone.
Fall is here and what better way to accessorize sweaters and boots than with the latest jewelry trends? Some of the messages on the runway held over from spring, such as chunky necklaces, tiered necklaces, and long earrings, but there were also new additions we'll explore below.
Pearls – Pearls were seen everywhere on runways from necklaces, to earrings, to bracelets. Now worn casually or with a dressier outfit, pearls are making a comeback with the younger generation.
Mismatched Earrings/Single Earring– Stand out and have some fun by wearing mismatched earrings or a single earring. Why blend in when you can stand out from the crowd?
Statement Earrings- Statements earrings seem to be here to stay, especially with a trend in unique jewelry making a comeback. Move over statement necklace, statement earrings are also making their way.
Colorful Sparkle- Why not have some fun in bold, colorful, sparkling jewelry? This fall showcased some vibrant, dazzling jewelry in a wide array of colors. Add some color to your collection and brighten up gray autumn days.
Another fall favorite is the October birthstone, opal. Once hailed as the "Queen of Gems," opals are a delicate stone, with a rating of only 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs Scale of gem hardness. The opals most popularly sold are white opals, often displaying various colors called play of color. These days, the black opal can be considered more valuable than the white opal due its dark background that allows colors to "pop" more, depending on the quality of the opal.
There is much mythology surrounding opals. Some believed that opals provided the power of invisibility, making it the "Patron Stone of Thieves." Others believed that opals had healing properties, especially related to sight. Because the opal displays various colors, it is associated with different emotions and passion, where people thought the stone brought the feelings of the wearer to the surface.
Why not express your unique self with a fall jewelry trend and October opal and make them your own? Fall 2019 also marks a trend in more personalized jewelry, so be yourself and show the world who you are through your jewelry.