Opal Season



There are a lot of favorites in October for me: favorite month, favorite season, favorite holiday, and (for the jewelry enthusiasts) favorite birthstone. Maybe it’s odd to favor a birthstone that isn’t your own, but I’m likely not the only one. Opal is just too darn good not to covet for yourself.

Just as I sing the song of autumn each year, I do the same in celebration of opal month—and it never gets old. Here are some of my most recent favorite opal jewels. For October babies? Yes, but let’s be honest, we all want them to share.

 

Yael Designs opal pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 18k yellow gold with 2.43 ct. opal and 0.37 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,332; Yael Designs

Oscar Heyman opal and diamond ring | JCK On Your Market

Ring in platinum with 8.1. ct. black opal and 1.53 cts. t.w. diamonds, $45,000; Oscar Heyman

ZDNY opal butterfly brooch | JCK On Your Market

Butterfly brooch in 18k yellow gold with 4.74 cts. t.w. opals, 0.02 ct. t.w. rubies, and 0.6 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; ZDNY & Co.

Zorab Atelier opal ring | JCK On Your Market

Ring in palladium and 18k rose gold with 13.9 ct. opal, 1.72 cts. t.w. brown diamonds, and 1.3 cts. t.w. diamonds, $24,366; Zorab Atelier

Amali Jewelry opal drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with opal, $5,900; Amáli Jewelry

Lauren K opal ring | JCK On Your Market

Ring in 18k yellow gold with 14.2 ct. boulder opal and 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,620; Lauren K

Lika Behar Ocean pendant | JCK On Your Market

Ocean pendant in 24k yellow gold with 12.75 ct. opal doublet and 0.67 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,280; Lika Behar

M. Spalten opal Spaceship ring | JCK On Your Market

Spaceship ring in 18k yellow gold with 3.28 ct. opal, 1.73 cts. t.w. tsavorites, 1.76 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, and 0.27 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,560; M. Spalten

One-of-a-kind ring in platinum with 9.66 ct. Australian Lightning Ridge black opal, 0.87 ct. t.w. Paraiba tourmalines, 1.53 cts. t.w. sapphires, and 0.76 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Omi Privé (also at top)

Sutra opal and diamond bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Couture collection bracelet in 18k black gold with 6.5 ct. opal and 13 cts. t.w. rose-cut and round diamonds, $35,000; Sutra

Pamela Froman Double Arabesque opal ring | JCK On Your Market

Double Arabesque ring in 18k yellow gold with 2.81 ct. Australian black opal and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,220; Pamela Froman

Terry Snider aqua and opal drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 13 cts. t.w. black opals, 2.8 cts. t.w. blue diamonds, and 0.85 ct. t.w. diamonds, $9,800; Terry Snider