Save 30% Off our regular prices on 14k Gold genuine Opal and Pink Topaz Earrings and Necklaces for your FAVORITE October Birthday Girl!
Sale prices $31.49 to $68.59! (regular prices $44.99 to $97.99)
It’s October and the days are becoming cooler; air smells sweet and leaves crunch beneath our feet. This is the month we celebrate Halloween and I’d like to wish those of you with birthdays this month a Happy Birthday!
.50ct TW 14k Gold Genuine Opal Pendant Necklace in 15″ or 16″
Opal comes from the Latin opalus and the Greek opallios. Both have as a root word, ophtha—to see; in this case “to see a change of color.” Like so many other stones, opals come in a variety of colors including pale milky white, black, orange, yellow and red. Opals contain up to 20% of water trapped in silica sediment which explain s the wide array of colors.
1.0ct TW 14k Gold Genuine Opal Post Earrings
Gemologists have divided opals into five main categories: white or light, black, fire, boulder and crystal or water opal. In the 1890s opals were mined in Australia in the semi-arid area called the “outback” and now account for 97% of all opals sold throughout the world.
Because opals are known for showing flashes of the colors of the rainbow, Bedouin tribes in ancient times believed these stones contained lightning and during thunderstorms they fell from the sky. Ancient Greeks believed people who possessed these gems were given the gift of prophecy and were protected from disease. Romans valued opals and gave the stone the name “a child as beautiful as love.” They believed wearing opals symbolized hope, purity and love.
There existed the belief that opals could offer wearers therapeutic benefits against eye diseases. Amulets of opal were thought to increase the powers of the mind. Young maidens with blond hair in medieval times believed wearing opals would prevent their hair from becoming dark in color or fading.
Along with the desire to own opals, superstitions arose that cast these stones in an unfavorable light. In medieval times people believed opals resembled “The Evil Eye” and associated them with cats, snakes and toads. There was the belief witches and sorcerers used black opals to increase their “powers” and cast spells on people. Even today some people believe it is unlucky to wear opals if your birthday is not in October!
No matter how you feel about opals, we appreciate their beauty and dazzling colors. Wear them set in rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. We all enjoy mysteries, and the deeper the mysteries surrounding opals, the more precious they become!
.50ct TW 14k Gold Genuine Pink Topaz Lever Back Earrings
Topaz occurs in a range of different colors: deep golden yellow (Imperial Topaz), blue, light to medium brown (Champagne Topaz), pink, and white, or clear topaz.
Topaz can be found in Brazil, USA, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, former USSR, Australia, Tasmania, Pakistan, Mexico, Japan and Africa.
.50ct TW 14k Gold Genuine Pink Topaz Heart Post Earrings
Topaz is a soothing, empathetic stone that will direct energy to the place it is most needed. It heals and energizes. Topaz is a promoter of truth and forgiveness. Use it to find your own path.
Topaz is one of the twelve breastplate stones of the High Priest referred to in the Book of Exodus. The breastplate stones are considered sacred to twelve mighty angels who guard the gates to Paradise.
Until next month,
Ellen, for KidsGold-14k for Kids