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YOU SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY…

… but even if it’s not, these gorgeous
gems of autumn will make you celebrate

PHOTOGRAPHY BY noushin nourizadeh

October: Opal and Tourmaline 

Opal, a white gemstone that can take on many different colors depending on the lighting, is the birthstone for October. The stone is also used to celebrate 14 years of marriage.

In addition to opal, tourmaline is a secondary birthstone for October. Iron-rich tourmalines range in color from black to brown, while the more lithium-rich minerals can appear blue, green, red, yellow or even pink. Fun fact: the Russian crown jewels once thought to be rubies are now thought to be tourmalines.

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Steven Battelle pear opal earrings, $1,295 Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach
858.794.8000

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14k yellow gold unique Australian opal vintage bracelet, $799, Jewels by the Sea, 1237 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla
858.459.5166

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32¨ strand of graduated opal rondels from Ethiopia, custom 14k clasp, $4,730, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858.459.3678

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Watermelon tourmaline, $395, Made In Earth, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 106, Del Mar
858.461.1554

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Precious opal ring, $525, Made In Earth, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 106, Del Mar
858.461.1554

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18k yellow gold necklace set with four bezel set diamonds, pendant made of faceted aquamarine, faceted opal surrounded by diamonds. Opal is 17.67k, diamond weight is .22k, $8,550, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858.459.3678

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14k blue topaz, white diamonds gold ring, $999, Jewels by the Sea, 1237 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla
858.459.5166

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November: Topaz and Citrine 

While in some circles, Topaz is thought to be the birthstone for December, November historically has the better claim. Topaz is a symbol of love and affection, and is often given in celebration of the fourth and 19th wedding anniversaries. Fun fact: Blue topaz is the official gemstone of the state of Texas.

Citrine, as the name suggests, is evocative of citrus fruits and the deep yellows and oranges of those fruits. Ancient Romans revered the beautiful jewel, and the stone was a popular choice for 19th-century jewelry.

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Citrine pendant, $350, Made In Earth, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 106, Del Mar 858.461.1554

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Ivan, 10.46k citrine and diamond pendant in 18k gold, $3,499, Jewels by the Sea, 1237 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla
858.459.5166

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18k citrine diamond drops, diamonds .35, citrine 3.70, $4,650, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858.459.3678

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Links of London blue topaz entwined stiletto earrings, $850, sterling silver ring, $325, Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach
858.794.8000

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18k white gold set with three buff-top citrines, $1,620, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858.459.3678

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Citrine drop earrings, $175, Made In Earth, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 106, Del Mar
858.461.1554

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Steven Battelle tanzanite dangle earrings, $1,655, Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach
858.794.8000

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Blue zircon ring, platinum, pave set .98k total weight diamond, one round natural blue zircon of 5.07k, $7,300, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858.459.3678

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Tanzanite pendant, $395, Made In Earth, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 106, Del Mar
858.461.1554

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December: Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise

The blues have it in the month of December. Both Zircon and Tanzanite have deep blue hues, with the former being one of the oldest minerals on earth and the latter being one of the more recently discovered gems. Turquoise—also a bright blue stone—is given in celebration of the fifth and 11th wedding anniversaries and has been around since 6000 BC!

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14k yellow gold ring, with a bezel set tanzanite, $1,350, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858.459.3678

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Links of London Sweetie turquoise bracelet, $235, Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach
858.794.8000

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