October Birthstones: Opal & Rose Tourmaline

Happy birthday, October babies! Those born in October are lucky enough to have two birthstones: opal and tourmaline. The stones have a common quality: no two are alike as they all have unique patterns and colour-ways.

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Oval Opal Nomination Links, £20

Opals are known for their unique rainbow hues, known as their play-of-colour. The kaleidoscopic stone has been a source of wonder for centuries; ancient Arabic legend claims that opals fall out the sky during lightning storms, and ancient Greeks believed the stone gave them psychic abilities. Nowadays opals are associated with:

  • health
  • innocence
  • purity
  • the crown and heart chakras

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Alex and Ani Birthstone Bangles £24, Thomas Sabo Birthstones £45, Dower and Hall Treasures from £18

One of the most colourful gemstones, people originally believed that tourmalines were formed out of rainbows. The stone has been adored throughout history for its vivid hues; it was used in ceremonies in ancient India, features in traditional Chinese carvings and adorns the Russian crown jewels. Tourmalines are associated with:

  • creativity
  • spiritual enlightenment
  • healing

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Ready-to-wrap Gifts!

Are you leaving the big gift until last? Well, here are some suggestions that will make her Christmas truly fabulous! Many of our collections can be customised, which can be a daunting prospect when choosing a gift. So, we’ve put together some perfect sets to start you off. She’ll have a fabulous gift to open on the day, and you can add to it on future special occasions: the perfect sentimental gift!

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A fabulous favourite this year, the Engelsrufer range is both beautiful and meaningful. The central chiming ball calls your Guardian Angel to your side offering you protection. We’ve put together this set combining the most popular elements. She can then add different chiming balls, wear the wing or Angel Whisperer on their own or combine for a glamorous look. Rose Gold Sparkle Set, £294, other Engelsrufer sets start at £118.
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For the romantic at heart, Cherish by Dower & Hall is the perfect gift. These ornate glass lockets house treasures, which you can choose to represent different moments in your life, from the first time you met to the birth of your child. Hugely popular with Pandora fans, this I Love You locket is £235, other sets start at £157

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If bracelets are more up her street, then this Alex and Ani set is the perfect gift for her this Christmas. Alex and Ani are huge in America, we loved their stacking concept and have now stocked the brand for 2 years championing it here in the UK. This set comes with a free bangle of your choice, just write in the checkout which one you’d like to add to her stack. Alex and Ani Holiday set, £84 available in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold.

Which one would she love? Have a fabulous Christmas – wish, love, sparkle! x

STAFF CHRISTMAS PICKS: Sinade’s Wish-List

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This Christmas, Sinade is feeling the love! Her wish-list is full of elegant pieces that add a touch of holiday romance to her wardrobe.

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First on Sinade’s wish-list is the Infinity Love Bridge Bracelet by Thomas Sabo. She thinks that this beautiful bracelet, made from a string of fresh-water pearls and 925 Sterling Silver, will love look perfect alongside her favourite ChloBo items. The result will be a striking stack of white and silver- an ideal colour scheme for winter night elegance.

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Sinade cannot wait to get her hands on a Cherish Locket by Dower and Hall. She’s a huge fan of mixing metals, and is looking forward to filling her locket with lots of gold and silver Treasures! First on her list are a wishbone, and a feather.

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Sinade already owns a Thomas Sabo infinity necklace, and bracelet, so naturally these Infinity of Love studs are high up on her wish-list.

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Sinade has been counting down the days until the new Padlocks by The Giving Keys arrive at fabulous. She would love to own a brass padlock, with a ‘LOVE’ message to wear alongside her dainty ‘CREATE’ key.