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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Curated Collection|
|Metal||10k-yellow-gold, Yellow gold|
|Gem Type||Created opal|
|Minimum total gem weight||1.6 carats|
|Back finding||Post with friction back|
|Total metal weight||0.12 Grams|
|Number of stones||2|
|Stone shape||Cushion cut|
|Package||Classic Medium Box|
October's birthstone displays its beautiful rainbow shimmer in these enchanting stud earrings. Cushion-cut cabochons of created white opal are set in 10 karat yellow gold and protected at the corners with rounded prongs. The earrings are finished with posts and friction backings. Fiery, iridescent opal is a gemstone associated with purity, happiness, and hope. The ancient Roman scholar Pliny prized it as the ultimate gemstone because its milky surface seemed to contain the brilliance and color of all the different precious gemstones.
January Birthstone: Garnet
Garnets come in a variety of colors but are best known for their deep red shade. January's birthstone is associated with faithfulness, sincerity, truth, and grace, and those born in this month are said to be loyal, devoted friends.
History of Birthstones
Chances are you can name your birthstone, but have you ever wondered how certain stones came to be associated with particular months? Most gem scholars trace the tradition to the Old Testament story of Aaron, whose breastplate was decorated with twelve precious stones, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, these stones were linked with certain powers and tied to particular astrological signs, and later to calendar months.
There are many variations of birthstone lists, including Mystical birthstones, which originate from Tibet and date back over a thousand years, and Ayurvedic birthstones, associated with ancient Indian medicine and beliefs. Birthstones have also been tied to ancient Pagan religions, and even to the collective wisdom of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.
The Modern birthstone list, perhaps the most universally known, was released by the American National Association of Jewelers and officially adopted in 1912. Whether you embrace birthstone lore, or look upon it with a skeptical eye, there is an undeniable appeal to collecting a beautiful gemstone that is reputed to hold special power, meaning, and good fortune just for you.
Discover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone and precious metal designs that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, to ensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon Curated Collection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certifications are provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendant necklaces.
Pieces from the Amazon Curated Collection come packaged in a custom box, making them wonderful gifts. In addition, we offer free one-day shipping within the continental US on items over $500. International shipping options for friends and family overseas are available for an additional fee.
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These are crazy small! I had bought them for myself (a grown woman), but ended up having to give them to my niece. Read morePublished on August 10, 2011 by Jbman
I didn't realize it was way too small. It is more for kids ears than addult. Need read the measurments and size. I sent it back.Published on November 30, 2010 by Girls3