Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shades of Opal Gift Guide On Etsy (October Birthstone)

...just a reminder...as October nears its end, there are plenty of wonderful Opal pieces of jewelry to be found in Etsy Gift Guides, I'm grateful mine has made it in...here she is...

Etsy Listing for Fire Orange Opal October Birthstone Ring in Silver and Gold





If you love Opal, or know someone who has an October birthday, Etsy currently has a gift guide featuring many wonderful pieces of jewelry made with Opal
Shades of Opal Gift Guide on Etsy

7 comments:

Willow Branch said...

Congrats on getting in the GG...again. You are the GG Queen. I've always loved that ring, it's not your standard "opal" birthstone.

Pam

CarolynArtist said...

Pam thanks, you know, here's a very odd admission, I used to dislike Opal, not the orange, the milky ones with all the colors, not really dislike, okay well maybe, it used to make me feel nauseous to look at. Isn't that odd?
I thought by making Opal rings with color I'd get over my little odd phobia...I have a larger stone I'm going to set, and maybe keep for myself (don't we always say that???)

novadesigns said...

I love october.. And I love your ring Care. The color is really nice!
Now I am off to make some coffee. I feel like I am still asleep!

SamIAm said...

Hi Care, love the ring. I too used to detest opals, but my mum-in-law's birthday is in October and most of the jewelry that I make for her uses opals. In trying to find good opals, I learned a lot of interesting facts about Australia and the mining communities. I have developed a strang fondness to them, since I started working with them.

CarolynArtist said...

Hey Tess how are you? I commented on all that amazing food your hubby made you WOW nice :-)
Samantha, I would love to know more about Opal!!! (it is my birthstone too) I know theres the doublet and triplets? I guess so that layers can hold the opal under? Does that make sense? I like a blue stone with Opal. I guess the milky white doesn't do much for me....

SamIAm said...

Hi Care - I found this site the most informative about opals:
http://www.opalsdownunder.com.au/

They have a 'learn' tab that has tons of information. According to most of the info that I have read, doublets and triplets are meant to imitate black opals (very $$$) - the doublets and triplets are more cost effective for those watching their $$$.
You should go check out the site - very interesting for those seeking opal info:)

CarolynArtist said...

Thanks Samanthat i'll check it out. I did a wiki search on doublet and triplet a while back and was more confused :O
I do like the flash of color, mostly in the orange.