October is a month that is lucky to have two birthstones. Both of these birthstone are the perfect fit for the month of October. The changing hues and number of colours found in both gemstones can be linked perfectly to the change of the autumn season. Our winter haze collection was inspired by similar colours of autumn.
Opal: This gemstone is believed to have originated from India. Opals tend to be valued and loved on their colour shifting rainbow hues. Writers have compared this unique gems play-of-colour to galaxies, fireworks and volcanoes.
Ancient Greeks fantasised that this gem gave the gift of prophesy, it was also once believed that opal fell from the sky during thunderstorms and trapped inside was lightening. It is seen as a symbol of hope, truth and purity. Fire opal is also equally as beautiful, known for its reddish orange colour with similar scintillating orange and red flecks.
Opal is a beautiful stone to have as a birthstone if you are lucky enough to have been born in October.
With the changing colours of the stunning opal, this makes us think of the change of season, time for winter coats, leaves start to fall and the Christmas count down begins. Here are some of our favourite fall items!
Our colour change cufflinks are perfect for the changing season. Change up your style with ease. These quirky accessories can alternate colour in one easy twist! Simply twist the outer rim of these edgy cufflinks and watch as the colours smoothly rotate and change, meaning you can alternate depending on your outfit, season or mood! Whether you go for the rich blue or the bright green inner, both are perfectly complemented by the smooth rose gold coloured outer plating.
With the change of season tends to come the change of weather, although in England it could rain in any season. This is why umbrellas are a must have item. Don’t get caught out when the rain starts, our small umbrellas are perfect for carrying in a bag, this way you are always prepared for the rain. If you are looking for a way to stay dry in style, our long umbrellas are for you!
Tourmaline: Tourmaline is the more recent edition as a birthstone for October, it is also the gem generally given to celebrate the eighth wedding anniversary. Its originally name translates as ‘stone with mixed colours’, due to the multiple colours that can feature in one single gem. Among some of the most popular tourmalines are the pink and red rubellites and the green and blue-violet Paraiba tourmalines. Like spinel, tourmaline has been mistaken for other gems throughout history, for example one of the “rubies” in the Russian crown jewels is actually a rubellite tourmaline.
The different colours of this gemstone are each believed to have their own powers. Black tourmaline is thought to give a feeling of self-confidence and protect the wearer. Pink tourmaline is the essence of love, compassion and gentleness. Green tourmaline is linked to stamina, strength and courage. Which colour tourmaline do you think best represents you?
Due to the array of colours tourmaline can come in, this reminds us of all the colours of Autumn. The mixtures of greens, oranges, yellows and browns, not to mention when snow falls and a white dusting layers the ground. These are more must have products for the autumn and winter seasons!
Autumn walks through the fallen leaves are a fond memory we all have. Jumping into piles of leaves, watching them fall around us and kicking them with our wellington boots… Our sterling silver wellington boot cufflinks mean you can wear that memory on your sleeve.
Capturing the swirling hazy skies of a winters evening, opulent autumn colours and the deep natural tones of the frosty earth, our Winter Haze collection is inspired by the palette of a crisp British winter. With a variety of colours in this collection, these cufflinks are truly unique and are beautifully hand-enamelled. Watch the tones shimmer and shine in these stunning, sterling silver deep berry winter haze cufflinks. The mixture of the colours remind us of the mixtures of colours that can be found in tourmalines.