Introducing our New Featured Posts – Birthstone of the Month!
These posts will provide information about birth month gemstones and feature select jewelry pictures of each stone.
This month, October, is represented by Opal. More than 90% of opals come from Australia. The rest come from the US, Mexico, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Indonesia and Brazil. They come in all different shades, translucencies and colors!
While all gemstones are thought by many to have various properties, both good and bad, opals are rumored to be bad, unless it’s your birthstone. Opals have been referred to as “the stone of tears.” However, in the Middle East, opals are thought to be lucky! Among various superstitions (i.e., that opals keep blondes blonde, many of these superstitions were promulgated by competitors to interfere with the Australian opal market!
Despite not having an October birthday, I love and wear opals and can only encourage those missing out to enjoy their fire and beauty!