October – A Rainbow of Colors in Two Birthstones

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 2:33 am

Everyone born in October is lucky to have two birthstones from which to choose – opal and tourmaline – each offering a rainbow of colors and shades.
Opals offer several hues in just one stone due to microscopic silica spheres that diffract light to display various colors. The name “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, “to see a change in color.”

The name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, “stone of mixed colors” since different chemical compositions and physical properties produce stones in every shade – green, red, purple and more as well as a green and pink stone.

Whether it’s October birthstones or those for any month, Arnold’s Fine Jewelry has offered jewelry pieces set with fine gems since it was founded in Ottumwa, Iowa in 1890 and then in Pasadena when it opened circa 1910.

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Helping customers choose the right gemstone is Bruce Arnold, grandson of founder C.O. Arnold and third-generation jeweler who is a certified gemologist and member of the American Gem Society (AGS). He and Arnold’s team make the store a friendly, helpful place where visitors find answers to their jewelry questions and needs.

Colored gemstones not only represent birth months, but are featured in all kinds of jewelry at Arnold’s – necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings (including engagement rings, a new trend), one-of-a-kind pieces, heirlooms and more.

Customers have sought the advice of Arnold’s experienced staff regarding gemstone appraisals. Staff members have gemological training to evaluate current values of precious keepsakes since precious metals and gems values fluctuate due to the worldwide markets.

Also, customers trust Arnold’s staff to clean and repair of jewelry pieces, including those with opals, which are more delicate then other gemstones.

Arnold’s Fine Jewelry is at 350 S. Lake Ave., Suite 110, in The Colonnade. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (626) 795-8647 or visit arnoldsfinejewelry.com.






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