Saturday, September 29, 2012

Opal of my Eye

Gemstones are really so pretty. Since my birthday is in October (so soon!), my birthstone is opal. I used to lust after sapphires and amethysts, but I've grown to really love opal because it's so unique compared to the rest of the birthstones. It has an array of colors within it and sort of reminds me of a more subtle mother of pearl. I love how the colors swirl! I like when the stone has softer colors as opposed to the greenish hue I sometimes see in them. These first three are my favorites that I came across.

[Photo from BlueNile]
[Photo from Zales]
[Photo from Kohls
I'm not really much of a jewelry gal. I don't ever really wear "nice" jewelry. I feel bad when people give it to me because chances are it's going to sit in a drawer somewhere, untouched. But for some reason, I've been wanting an opal ring. I have one from when I was a kid, but it's too small now and it's not really the kind of style I want, so I'm not going to get it resized.

[Photo from Kohls]
[Photo from Zales]
I'm very picky about jewelry, and rings in particular. I don't really like gold. I always go with silver (or white gold works too). I also don't like a stone that's too big or any shape other than round/oval. I'm not really a fan of square, and I detest diamond-shaped stones. For someone who doesn't wear jewelry a lot, it's kinda weird that I have such a strong opinion on the characteristics of rings. I guess that if I was going to wear a piece of expensive jewelry, I would want it to fit my style just like any other piece of clothing or accessory that I'd wear. I'd want it to feel like "me". 


  1. these are all so pretty - they would make an interesting engagement ring as well!!
    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails