The November Birthstone: Topaz and Citrine

Get ready November! Cooler weather, for most of us anyway, changing season, bonfires and falling leaves and all that fun! November’s birthstone is the topaz, which comes in a wide variety of colors. Most people associate dark yellow with it, when in reality, there’s a whole rainbow of topaz shades. My favorite is the blue…

Opals for October

October is coming to a close, and I forgot to post about this beautiful gemstone representing the October Child: Opal. Opals come in all sorts of colors, from the precious Ethiopian and Mexican fire opals to the more common pink opal. Off on a Whim has both fire opals and pink opals, as well as…