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October - The Month of the Opal


October is here – the month of our most loved stone, the Opal. Opal has been the reigning champ of our vintage rings since our opening in 2013. From fiery genuine Opal to delicate imitation Pinfire Opal, the stone continues to be our most popular, yet. While we carry imitation and genuine Opal, the most valuable Opals come from Australia, Mexico, the U.S. and Britain. Opals, along with pink Tourmaline are the birthstones for October.

Opal was once believed to enhance creativity and harness originality and has always been associated with passion. Wearing an Opal has been said to bring out loyalty and faithfulness in its wearer.

You'll notice Opals have a marvelous reflective "rainbow" like effect in certain lighting. This is popularly referred to as the "fire" of the Opal. The "fire" or vibrant coloring comes from the reflection of the scattering of light from the closely packed silica spheres that make up the opal. These spheres are responsible for the different colors. The more coloring or “fire” in the Opal, the more valuable it is. Opals can be milky or slightly transparent. Transparent Opals have been known to hold a higher value, as well. 

Below, see our list of our most favorite and loved Opal and October birthstone vintage rings:

Genuine Jelly Opal Ring

Genuine Opal with Clear Austrian Crystals

Genuine Opal With Austrian Crystal Accents

Vintage Triplet Opal with Clear Austrian Crystal Accents

Vintage Genuine Opal with Surrounding Crystals

Vintage Tourmaline and Pinfire Opal Necklace

Vintage Pink Crystal and Pinfire Opal Cocktail Ring

Vintage Genuine Opal Marquise ring

Vintage Filigree Ring With Pinfire Opals

Vintage Imitation Harlequin Opal with Crystals

September's Birthstone - The Sapphire

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August Birthstone - The Peridot

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A Look Into How It was Made...#555

In honor of our newest addition to the Providence Vintage Jewelry collection, we’re revealing the original drawing of a beloved ring #555. This gorgeous ring comes in many stones and finishes. As always, some are available on our Etsy storefront, while others are available right here, on our website.The design was conceptualized around the beginning of 1990. It features a gorgeous scalloped [...]

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We’re putting one of our favorite rings in the spotlight today! As you know, we have many vintage rings remaining in our “vault” Every so often we go down into our basement and find vintage rings to bring up, count and add to our website.Each ring was made here, in Providence. The rings were hand drawn on paper first [...]

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Pretty in Pearls

Mother’s day is just around the corner. So is Easter and all your other fun spring endeavors. These holidays remind us of the elegance of pearls. Pearls never go out of style for a reason. They remain classic and timeless with an ever so chic aura.This spring we’re all about pastel colors and textures. Pair one of our fabulous [...]

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The Clear Austrian Crystal - April's Birthstone

Oh the combinations that can come of the Austrian Crystal. Typically, the diamond is the birthstone of April. We carry crystal and cubic zirconia rings to bring you an inexpensive alternative to the diamond. Aside from the Clear Austrian crystal being a birthstone, it’s our staple stone due to its ability to pair with any stone and finish.The crystal [...]

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Spring Ready – Pastel Crystal Cocktail Rings

Happy first day of spring! It’s been a long winter and we’re ready for sunshine and flowers here in Providence. It’s time to (finally) hit the refresh button. In winter we like to wear darker colored stones to match up with the season’s cold aura, Onyx, Marcasite, Garnet and Sapphire. Now, we’re focusing on soft [...]

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Our Newest Obsession - Vintage Art Deco

We're SO obsessed with this new ring. An emerald cut stone is prong set in an 18k Gold Electroplated setting with dainty crystal accents. The Emerald cut is such a great match for this style of setting. We just love the Art Deco era that's famous for it's simple but bold geometric designs.SHOP THIS RINGSHOP THIS RINGWe’ve added [...]

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Amethyst - February's Birthstone

February is the month of the Amethyst stone. It’s purple coloring varies, but mostly portrays a dark royal hue with deeper colored dimensions. It’s a beautiful stone; even for someone who’s birthday doesn’t fall in February. This purple stone is loved by many, making it a true staple. It's believed by some to aid healing and bring spiritual [...]

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