Whether you read deeply into the mystical meanings behind certain gems (guilty astrology nerd present!) or choose your baubles based on looks alone, the opal is definitely not one to be left out of your jewelry repertoire. Its moonstone-like facade results from a unique internal structure that diffracts light and allows the stone to take on many hues at once. So, it's easy to match to any ensemble. And, the opal carries symbolic meanings that hark back to ancient times — it has long been considered a talisman of loyalty and faithfulness, a repeller of evil, and a protector of eyesight.
The superstition-shrouded opal may be October's birthstone, but we're certainly not going to let that deter us from shopping it — no matter our birthday. Ahead, scope out 15 studs, rings, necklaces, and bracelets sure to add some glimmer (and, perhaps, a bit of good fortune) to your wardrobe.