Monday, October 3, 2011

Opal - October birthstone

Opal is a non-crystalline gemstone, unlike most other gemstones. It is hardened silica, and contains 5-10% water. It is a harder mineral, 7 on the Mohs' scale. Opals are usually translucent, and depending on how the silica is structured, an opal may show iridescence.

Opal Necklace - Australian Opal Necklace - Opal & Aquamarine Necklace

Opals are said to amplify buried emotions and desires, while allowing for the release of inhibitions.

Something Blue Russian Opal Cluster Earrings

Opal is reputed to help a wearer let go of anger, awaken intuition and spark imagination, while promoting a clearer imagination and more vivid dreams.

Steampunk Yellow Opal Antique Black Jet Brass Necklace Earrings Set

And opals are also said to be stones for faithful lovers.

Fine Silver and Gilson Opal Ring


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