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October Birthstone Jewelry

October birthstone jewelry wearers can choose between two gemstones: opal or tourmaline. The first brings to mind the flashes of lightning and fireworks. Opal has been revered throughout history as the luckiest and most magical of all gems because a rainbow of colors can appear in one stone. This gemstone was a favorite of Queen Victoria. Tourmaline, the gemstone of the rainbow, occurs in a wide range of colors. Some stones are even multi-colored. The most popular variety is pink –sometimes known as Rubellite – which is believed to promote balance and protect women. See this blog post with styling tips for wearing an opal brooch with today’s fashions.

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  • Boucher brooch with diamanté & opal art glass
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    Opal & Diamanté Leaf 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This Boucher brooch from 1950 looks like the real thing, with its fiery opal art glass center surrounded by sparkling diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting. This gorgeous piece has a roll-over safety clasp. How beautifully it would adorn a bridal gown!

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    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite 1950s Bracelet by Bogoff

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    Faceted pear-shaped pink tourmaline glass stones are mounted in decorative rhodium-plated links with round alexandrite glass stones in this 1950s bracelet by Bogoff. The alexandrites change color from light blue to light purple, depending on the light. This piece closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Scroll down to see the matching necklace and earrings.

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    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite 1950s Earrings by Bogoff

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    These 1950s earrings by Bogoff feature a faceted pear-shaped pink tourmaline glass stone mounted in decorative rhodium plating and crowned with a trio of round alexandrite glass stones. These earrings are clip-backs. Scroll down to see the matching necklace and bracelet.

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    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite 1950s Necklace by Bogoff

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    This colorful 1950s necklace by Bogoff features a striking color combination of pink tourmaline and alexandrite glass stones. The pink ones are faceted pear-shaped, while the light blue/purple ones are round. The setting is rhodium-plated. The focal point is a V-shaped centerpiece of six panels of stones, with a seventh positioned like a drop. In typical Bogoff style, the chain is set with alternating pink tourmaline and alexandrite stones. This stunning piece closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. I have the matching bracelet and earrings – scroll down to see them.

    USD$195.00
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    Pink Tourmaline & Diamanté Snowflake 1950s Brooch by Bogoff

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    Hot pink rhinestones and diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting form this snowflake brooch by Bogoff.  This pieces closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The color is elegant, and the shape is timeless. Bogoff made lovely pieces in the 1950s.

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    Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Peridot & Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    A bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves are tied in a bow and accented with collet-set pink tourmaline, pale sapphire and peridot glass stones. This brooch, with its roll-over safety clasp, is another example of the fine hand-made 1940s sterling silver pieces Hobé is known for. I particularly love the vertical orientation of this piece. Scroll down to see one of this maker’s bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.

    USD$250.00
    USD$250.00