Opals are one of the earth’s most glorious gifts!! With its pulsating display of fire and color, opal was long thought to hold magical powers. Opals have symbolized love, life, hope, innocence, purity and truth throughout the ages.
Australia is the source of 90% of the world’s opals. Other sources include Mexico and the United States.
Opal is the traditional birthstone for the month of October as well as the accepted gemstone for the 14th year of marriage.
Perhaps, because they are fragile, opals have received the unearned reputation as being bad luck to wear if not your birthstone. They have outlived that outdated notion. Its rainbow of color makes opal jewelry an ideal fashion accessory with an ageless year round appeal.