Autumn has arrived! We’re a little sad about the cold weather on its way but there is something warm and cozy about fall, don’t you think? Nothing like wrapping yourself in a soft blanket with a cup of coffee, and reading a good book (or scrolling TikTok, let’s be honest!). 

KC’s recommendation of the month: these spooky skull stud earrings!  Solid 14k gold (available in yellow, white, or rose color) and a wonderful gift for under $300. Get in the Halloween spirit with these cute and wearable earrings, full of personality! Text, call, email or come see us at our Woodbury showroom and ask about style #87519

October’s birthstone is opal, a chic and classy white gemstone with shiny rainbow veining throughout. You probably didn’t know that opal comes in many colors. While about 95% of the world’s opals are mined from Australia, you will find a variety coming from Brazil, Ethiopia, and even Mexico!

SCIENCE MOMENT: The vast range of opal colors is due to the different sizes of silica spheres within the gemstone. They refract different parts of the light spectrum, resulting in a variety of hues.

For those of us who aren’t into opals (or feel it may be too fragile for everyday wear). You have an October birthstone alternative: Tourmaline

Tourmaline color varies widely, and looks good with any type of metal (yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum!). Show your personality with a custom designed tourmaline piece! 

In other news: The holiday season is nearly upon us! We here at Johnson Jewelers specialize in custom jewelry, and we will be more than happy to help you design the perfect gift for the winter holiday. Keep in mind that turn around times are often longer this time of year. So if you’ve got a project in mind, please come see us as soon as possible to get started!

Your family-owned, independent jeweler in the Twin Cities area, lab grown diamonds and custom design services, Johnson Jewelers of Woodbury