Want to know more about birthstones and the months they’re associated with? As always we have a number of pieces set with opals, and given as gift we are happy to wrap any item when bought from our stores.
If you are looking for a gemstone that is full of colour and magic, you might want to consider opal, the birthstone for October. Opal is a unique gem that displays a rainbow-like effect called play-of-colour, which changes with the angle of observation. Opal is also a versatile gem that comes in different varieties, such as black opal, white opal, boulder opal, and fire opal.
Opal has a long and rich history of symbolism and folklore. The name opal comes from the Sanskrit word upala, meaning “precious stone”. In ancient times, opal was believed to have various powers, such as enhancing vision, revealing truth, and protecting from disease. Opal was also associated with love, hope, faithfulness, and purity. Some cultures even thought that opal was a piece of the sky that had fallen to earth.
Today, opal is still a popular and cherished gemstone that can be worn for any occasion. Opal is especially suitable for those who celebrate their birthday in October, as it represents their zodiac sign of Libra. Libra is a sign of balance, harmony, and beauty, which are qualities that opal reflects. Opal is also a traditional gift for the 14th wedding anniversary, as it symbolises lasting love and happiness.
If you want to add some colour and sparkle to your life, opal is the perfect choice for you. Opal is a gemstone that can suit any style and personality, as it has a variety of colours and patterns. Whether you prefer a classic white opal or a dramatic black opal, you will find an opal that matches your taste and mood. Opal is a gemstone that will never cease to amaze you with its beauty and charm.