October Babies Will Love This Jewelry Trend

Whether the gemstone is a connection to your birth month, you're into its "magical" powers, or you just want to help yourself to something shiny (sooo shiiiinyyyy), opals have proven to be this year's big fall trend. With brands like WWAKE choosing them as the focal point of unique, sculptural designs, and more and more alternative wedding ring designers turning to opals over diamonds, the moonstone-like gem has shed its bad luck connotations.

The gem's emerging popularity (opals have even begun to hit hair trends) might be due to the opal's glow; the stone's molecular structure diffracts light so that each one looks like it's made of rainbow milk. That means that they've got all the colors and pair with nearly any metal or other gemstone.

Ahead, we've scoped out the best delicate pieces, from rings to necklaces, that are sure to add some glitz to your accessory game.
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Sometimes, less is more.
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These celestial earrings have us seeing stars.
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Pair it with a few basic bands and this becomes the perfect statement stackable ring.
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Let your opals shine on your wrist with this open cuff bracelet.
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Reminiscent of black and white cookies, these studs looks just as sweet.
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Pink stones for when one hue isn't enough.
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This ear hook is perfect for the girl who wants an opal that blends into their minimal style.
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Thankfully, most designers don't make you choose between opals and diamonds.
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If one isn't enough, Jennie Kwon sells coordinating opal rings to customize your own stackable set.
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An ear party for all your favorite stones.
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Try an open collar necklace to make the opals the focal point.
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Earrings that stay without a backing? We're on board.
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Diamonds Opals are a girl's best friend.
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This crisscross ring will give you dizzying double opal vision.
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This floating saturn opal ring is truly out of this world.
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A whimsical and dainty way to show off your opal.
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Beware, the shimmering opals may take the spotlight away from the dangle detail on these earrings.
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The opal double ring is double the trouble (say that ten times fast) with an added mood stone.
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The uneven band gives this sweet heart-shaped ring even more charm.
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Why settle for a bracelet or a ring when you can get both in one?
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Proving gold and silver go well with opals.
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The more the merrier with these opals, suspended asymmetrically with not one, but two stones.
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