October’s birthstones are two of the most versatile gemstones. Prized for their range of colors, opal and tourmaline have inspired jewelers, poets, and artists. Shakespeare called opal “the queen of gems” and Pliny the Elder wrote that within its depths, you could see “the living fire of the ruby, the glorious purple of the amethyst, the sea green of the emerald, all glittering together in an incredible mixture of light.” Opal’s unique play of color is caused by the way silica combines with water in the cavities of ancient rock formations.
There were some truly sensational looks stomping down the Spring runways and we saved our favorite of the trend forecasts for last – the head to toe prints of painterly patterns and gentle watercolors. Designers as diverse as Michael Kors, Acne, Matthew Williamson, Elie Saab, House of Holland and many more each offered up a […]