October-ites have the honor of two birthstones. First there was the opal and then in 1952 the Jewelry Industry Council proposed pink tourmaline be added. Opal is made of silicon and oxygen formed into spheres that organize into pockets and diffract light at different wavelengths, creating the prismatic multi-tones that make opals so intriguing.
This October birthstone inspired pendant is pale pink with a tinge of purple, rose violet gold smalti, glitter tile, iridescent glass tile, and ceramic tile, with two flower shaped Italian millefiori beads.
That is a beautiful pendant! My son is an October baby and I was thinking of getting a piece of jewelry to represent his birth month.
I was born in January (garnet) but I’m a pinks-and-purples kind of girl, so I love that pendant.
What a cool idea! I had forgotten about birthstones to commemorate children–I used to be fascinated by the rings in Sears Catalog, with a stone for each child.
My sister is garnet and I always coveted the darker red as compared to my brighter ruby!
Your mosaics are stunning! I visited your Etsy shop and have added a few items to my birthday wish list (I am an October girl).
And I am certain Lola will grow a love for nature’s beauty. She already has an impressive fall leaf collection going. It’s just when we’re in the car and I’m going “Ooh” and “Aah”, she appears indifferent. But hey, she’s only three.
Thanks for your visit to the Northwoods.
Thank you for your kind words! Lovely to see an October birthday girl liking my mosaic pendant! I’m sure Lola is learning a lot from you.