And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.”
– October Birthstone Poem
All About Opals
Opals are deposited at low temperature and can be found in almost any rock types. They are most commonly found in basalt and sandstone. This is the national gemstone of Australia, which produces 97% of the world’s supply. Opals are known for their mystical and sparkling colours, which change in the light.
Did You Know?
- The word Opal comes from the Latin word “Opalus” which means “a stone”.
- In the Middle Ages it was thought that if you wrapped an Opal in a fresh bay leaf, it would give you the power of invisibility.
- It has been believed that Opals relieve pain during childbirth.
Opals are a symbol of good luck and so a brilliant gift for any occasion. They are also the gemstone for both the 14th and 18th Wedding Anniversaries. Due to the variance in colours of Opals, no two Opals are alike. Show someone how you unique and special they are with the perfect gift of Opal Jewellery. See our range of Opal jewellery at fabulous for ideas!
How to Care for your Opal Jewellery
- Opals are more delicate, as they are a softer gemstone than Diamonds and Sapphires, and so more likely to get scratched.
- You should be careful when wearing your Opal jewellery and take it off to do chores like gardening and washing up.
- Opals should be stored in their own box or soft pouch to prevent them getting scratched when stored.
- To clean your Opal jewellery, use a mild soapy warm water solution and a soft brush.
- Rinse the item off with clean water after cleaning.
- You could also use a soft, damp cloth to clean your jewellery.
You can read more about Opals at Wikipedia!
October’s Zodiac Sign:
Happy-go- Lucky Libras are often very successful in business and careers! Very fair-minded and affectionate, Libras are very romantic at heart!
Happy Birthday to everyone born in October!