October’s Birthstone… The Opal

Opal Jewelry
October’s Birthstone, The Opal

October’s Birthstone is the Opal.  Measuring 5.5-6.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness, Opal is an amorphous crystal categorized as a mineraloid (as opposed to a mineral).  Nearly all of the world’s supply opal comes from Australia, of which the Opal is the national gemstone.  Non-precious opal is referred to by miners as “potch”, and it does not display the brilliance of colors that Precious Opal does.  Most opals are cut and polished to form cabochons.

Other sources of Precious Opals include Mexico (the Fire Opal; something I gave my own wife as a pre-engagement ring when I graduated college) and Peru (the Peruvian Opal, also called Blue Opal).  Blue Opal also originates from the Northwestern United States.

OROLATINA® offers a beautiful array of Opal Jewelry in Fine 14 Karat Gold.  Shipping is Free within the United States, and all stock Opal Jewelry is backed by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.


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Author: Christopher Lazaro

Christopher Lazaro is Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Office for OROLATINA, LLC. Originally from New York, he now resides in Miami, Florida. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science, a masters degree in business administration, and has an extensive Information Technology background having worked for more than a decade at companies such as: JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM and American Express.

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