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Becky Pearce Designs

Opal (October) Birthstone Stacking Ring

Opal (October) Birthstone Stacking Ring

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Stone Shape and Size
Natural vs lab made

The traditional October birthstone is opal - one of my favourite stones because of that beautiful play of colours as the light hits it - but which is usually only obtainable in a cabochon style cut. So if you're looking for a stone to represent October and have your heart set on a faceted cut stone to look at the pink tourmaline rings which are the alternative birth stone. 

 

You can create your own stacking set, or just stick to one birthstone ring, these rings are designed to be worn together or individually, and can be added to over time. I love making additional rings to add to a stacking ring set when a new baby is born! 

All the information you need to know about choosing a birthstone stacking set is here.

 

You can select the birthstones to represent your kids; or maybe yourself and a loved one with my stacking 9ct gold stacking heart ring in between. The options are endless. See my gallery page for stacking ring inspiration.

 

I have listed all the possible birthstone stacking rings by both shape (or cut) of the stone, or by the gemstone. In this listing I've brought together all of the possible stone shapes for the opal birthstone which is the birthstone for October. 

Natural vs lab made opals. 

Where appropriate I have included both natural opals and lab made opals. The natural opals are a little more temperamental - they don't like to be submerged in water and will lose some of their sparkle when this happens. They are also a little more delicate. I try and use what is called triplet opals where possible as these have a layer of clear quartz on the top and a darker base stone  - the actual opal being sandwiched between the two which gives it a little more protection. If you are like me though and don't want to take your rings off when washing, going for a swim etc.. I would suggest the lab made opals (also known as gilson opals) as they are much more hardwearing. 

 

 

All of my birthstone stacking rings work beautifully stacked with others - my most popular stacks consist of 3 rings, but up to 5 can work well together.

But of course, they also look absolutely lovely on their own. An opal ring would be a perfect gift for an October birthday - especially for a significant birthday like an 18th or 21st. 

 

For each of the shapes you can choose different sizes of the stones. The longer shapes such as the oval and pear, come in a 6x4mm or 7x5m option, and the shorter shapes such as square, round and trillion come in 4mm (for the square which looks bigger because of it's shape), 5mm and 6mm. 

 

A combination of a 7x5mm longer shape with a 5mm round or trillion, and a 4mm square looks perfectly proportioned together.

If you're going to wear the ring on it's own and not in a stack any of the sizes will work. 

The stone is set in your choice of metal, either recycled silver or recycled 9ct gold on a handmade 2.3 x 1.5mm D-profile band. 

 

Your band will be made to your requested size, but please note if you buy three or more rings to stack you should choose a size 1/2 to one full size bigger to ensure a correct fit. 

 

It's important to get the size correct as unfortunately I am unable to reduce the ring size. But if needs be, I can stretch the ring size slightly by 1/2 or 1 full size. 

To make them even more personal I can engrave a name or date into your rings. There's some more information about personalisation here. 

Care information

All sterling silver and 9ct gold jewellery will benefit from a polish with a jewellery polishing cloth. Used regularly this can keep tarnish at bay. Avoid contact with water for long periods, and chemicals.

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