19 Opulent Opals Perfect For October Birthdays

These gems are said to boost your self-confidence and libido

Somehow, it’s already October (weren’t we just hanging by the pool over Labor Day Weekend, like, yesterday?), which means it’s time for a new birthstone. September’s sapphire takes a step back to let October’s opals and tourmalines shine. While those lucky enough to be born in October get two birthstones to choose from, we can’t deny our obsession with the ever-lustrous opal (no disrespect to tourmaline, of course).

While opals once had a fabricated reputation of being a stone of bad luck and evil, they're actually a stone of confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem. It’s believed to amplify the character traits of its wearer—but beware, it can amplify those not-so-good traits as well. Often associated with love and passion, it’s said to also intensify desire and eroticism and release inhibitions. Whew!

But really, is there anything more stunning than an iridescent opal catching the sunlight? We think not.

Below, we rounded up 19 pieces of opal jewelry that make the perfect gifts for the Libras and early Scorpios in your life (including yourself, obviously). Check out our unique picks, below.

Photo courtesy of Bona Drag

Wwake, Two Step Bar Stud, $175, available at Bona Drag.