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October's birthstone is Opal


Opals are renowned for their mesmerising play of colours, known as opalescence or opalescent fire. This optical phenomenon creates a dazzling display of vibrant hues that seem to dance and change with the angle of light. Opals can exhibit an array of colours, including blues, greens, pinks, purples, and oranges, making each gemstone a unique work of art.

Opals have been referred to as "lightning in a gemstone" due to their spectacular play of colours. The shifting patterns and hues resemble the vivid flashes of lightning, creating a sense of awe and fascination. This unique feature sets Opals apart from other gemstones and makes them truly captivating.

We have a fantastic selection of Opal jewellery. Please feel free to call in and browse at your leisure or contact us for any special requirements involving this stunning stone.

The first known Opal artifacts were found in a cave in Kenya, dating all the way back to 4000 B.C. These Opals likely came from Ethiopia with them being the country who mines the second most amount of Opal behind Australia, where 95% come from.

Throughout a lot of history, Opals were seen to be good luck, with ancient Rome seeing it as one of the luckiest gemstones and a huge symbol of luck. The ancient Greeks also believed Opal to be a symbol of hope, with them believing it gave the person holding the stone the gift of prophecy and protection against disease.

In the Middle-Ages, due to its rainbow like features, they believed it to be bestowed with positive properties. A lot of people today believe it can help enhance the loving and caring features of a person and can be key to gaining a better satisfaction in life.

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