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Keep Summer’s Orange Going Strong With Fire Opal For Fall


Remember when orange was the color of the summer? It’d be a pity to put away that vibrant, joyous shade with the changing seasons.

Those post-Labor Day fashion rules might be bogus, but most styles offered in that glorious hue of fluorescent mango aren’t exactly cold weather–friendly, so there isn’t much choice in the matter. While one can hope for their favorite fashion brand to release a series of sunny orange wool sweaters, in the meantime, jewelry makes everything possible.

Look no further than fire opal to satiate the need for that gorgeous color, and right on time, too—while October’s birthstone will surely dominate in its many-colored form, that spellbinding black or white gem that contains multitudes of color, the lesser-known (by some consumers) fire opal is a righteous contender for headliner of the month.

Such an electric gemstone is precisely what will be needed to move through the cool days of fall, then the doldrums of a post-holiday winter, and well into the spring. A fluorescent orange won’t always be in fashion as far as clothing is concerned, but as for jewelry, this gem is guaranteed to be everlasting.


Cicada fire opal earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 127.15 cts. t.w. rough fire opal, 17.15 cts. t.w. fire opal, and 1.03 cts. t.w. diamonds, $49,200; Cicada
Dale Novick fire opal ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold with fire opal sugarloaf and green tourmaline, $8,000; Dale Novick
Parle fire opal necklace
Necklace in 14k yellow gold with Mexican fire opal, $1,245; Parlé
Nak Armstrong Raindrop fire opal earrings
Raindrop earrings in recycled 20k rose gold with fire opal, $6,750; Nak Armstrong
Rock Candy ring in 18k yellow gold with enamel, 2.06 ct. fire opal and 0.76 ct. diamonds, price on request; Lord Jewelry
Effy fire opal earrings
Earrings in 18k white gold with fire opal and diamonds, $11,305; Effy Jewelry
Eden Presley fire opal necklace
Be the Light necklace in 14k yellow gold with Australian fire opal, spessartite, and .92 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,600; Eden Presley
Harwell Godfrey fire opal earrings
One-of-a-kind earrings in 18k yellow gold with fire opal, tanzanite, canary tourmaline, turquoise, and diamonds, price on request; Harwell Godfrey
Retrouvai fire opal ring
One-of-a-kind ring in 14k yellow gold with fire opal and diamond, price on request; Retrouvaí

Top: Zinnia Flora ring in 14k yellow gold with 2.16 ct. fire opal, 0.84 ct. t.w. Malaya garnets, and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,550; Greenwich St. Jewelers

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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