There is no other stone that has the mystery of the opal. With its fiery colors and magnificent spectrum of color it draws you in and you are helpless to look away.
Every opal is different. There are no two stones the same.
And every stone reflects the light differently depending on its depth and personal characteristics.
This stone eludes a mystical aura without even trying.
Opals are extremely popular for jewelry and it’s not hard to figure out why with that beautiful array of color. Soft and feminine yet fierce and bold.
Opal has the honors of being October’s birthstone. Back to ancient times it has been associated with magical qualities. It was believed to bring both good and bad luck. Some cultures used opals in white magic and believed they brought good fortune. Other cultures considered them a third eye that would allow you to tell the future.
Opals are a semi precious stone but a black opal can cost as much as a diamond.
The amount of fire in the opal and where it comes from will determine the price.
Pale opals can be purchased quite cheaply but the more fiery or red the more expensive the opal becomes.
Opal jewelry comes in a variety of style and is set in both gold and sterling silver. Sometimes you’ll see triplet or stacked opals, other times they are set solitaire. They also come in a variety of different cuts.