Calling all October babies! This post is all about your birthstone, the opal. Although there are different types of opals, an overarching characteristic is that the gem gives off an array of iridescent colors. This unique feature is what draws most opal lovers attention! Let’s “dig” in and learn more about the opal gemstone.
When it comes to the meaning of the opal, its name derives from the Sanskrit “upala” meaning “precious stone” and from the Greek “opalliosis” meaning “to see a change of color”. This totally makes sense given its mesmerizing look!
A gem that brings about evil energy? Say it ain’t so! Legend has it that the opal brought back luck to those that had the gem in their possession. This all stemmed from the myth from Sir Walter Scott’s novel, Anne of Geuerstein. The story says that Lady Hermione was falsely accused of being a demoness, and dies not long after a drop of holy water falls on her opal and destroys the color.
Believe it or not, people took this as a warning and stopped purchasing the gem – resulting in the crash of the European opal market for almost 50 years! But fear not Rosettes, this gem bears many positive attributes too.
The healing properties of the opal reflect the mood of the wearer – meaning that it intensifies and releases inhibitions. It encourages freedom and independence while stimulating originality and creativity. This stone will allow you to follow your own creative path and do things the way you want to do them. Your hard work ethic will make your dreams become a reality.
If you have had a difficult time managing your anxiety or depression, wearing a piece of opal jewelry will help ease and bring about a sense of calming. Good vibes are the best vibes!
Do you let your emotions get the best of you? You are known to let your emotions get in the way of your decisions. You love deeply and care about those around you and ultimately want to make everyone happy. If they have shown you kindness and generosity, you willingly do the same to them. Your kind spirit will get you far! Having a piece of opal jewelry will continue to keep you on track to a fulfilling life.
While kindness is one of the stones best attributes, there are other great assets that the opal exudes! Optimism, enthusiasm, hope, faithfulness, and confidence are among some of the top qualities that the opal shares to those who wear the gem.
What L&P Offers
Here at Love & Promise, we offer a selection of opal pieces for you to show off! Whether it’s an eye-catching nesting ring or a dainty cluster ring, we’ve got you covered! Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can customize any piece of jewelry. Feel free to schedule a consultation with us in our studio so we can start dreaming up your custom piece. Yes, we are basically your fairy godmothers.
That just about covers all things opal! Check out our website, follow us on our socials, and subscribe to our newsletter to get all the latest scoop from our shop at Love & Promise. Happy birthday October Rosettes!