Birthdays take on a different meaning as we get older – no longer are they the stuff of surprise parties and heaps of presents from mom and dad, but they are instead the perfect excuse to treat yourself to an item (or five) you’ve been craving all year. No one knows what you want like you do, so take the opportunity on your October birthday to invest in something truly special: an exquisite piece of opal jewelry. Special is definitely the operative word here, not only because you’re celebrating yourself (for once) and, let’s face it, you’re pretty special, but due in large part to the opal’s unbelievable beauty, rarity, and super powers. In ancient cultures, opals were worn to ward off the evil eye and also to improve eyesight (who knew?). Additionally, opals have long signified faithfulness, confidence, hope, and a whole host of other awesome traits.
This October, we’re celebrating you with a round-up of the most jaw-dropping, gorgeous opal jewelry on the market right now, available at a wide range of price points. Click through the gallery and find a treat-yourself piece that you’ll wear for a lifetime (and that maybe even helps keep evil away and improve your eyeball strength).