Opal in October: Birthstone

Opal in October: Birthstone

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Birthstones |

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The month of October brings costume parties, haunted houses and {opal}. That’s right! October’s birthstone is the fiery and enchanted gemstone opal. So, let’s go ahead and break down what you need to know about this month’s gemstone.

The kaleidoscopic gem encompasses the red of ruby, the green of emerald, the yellow of topaz, the blue of sapphire and the purple of amethyst.

Opal equates to:

Love      Prosperity      Growth     Influence      Fame      Love

The enchanting legends:

“Hindu legend has it that Opal was once a beautiful woman desired by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Eternal turned her into a creature made of mist, which each of the love struck gods endowed with a color: blue, gold and red. The wind swept away the lovely mist, and it later became a stone that shimmers with the colors of the rainbow.”

“Arabic Legend believed opals fell from the heavens in flashes of lightning.”

“During the medieval period, the change in an opal’s color intensity was believed to show the state of its wearer’s health.”

“It is believed to have caused the Black Death plague that swept across Europe in the mid-14th century.”

“Thought to make its wearer invisible, hence was thieves’ and spies’ chosen talisman.”

“Thought to have the power to preserve the life and color of blonde hair.”

Healing properties:

  • Cures eye infections
  • Maintains healthy heart
  • Prevents fainting
  • Wards off evil and nightmares

Reasons to buy opal:

It’s your 14th or 18th Wedding Anniversary

You were born in October – It’s your birthstone!

Your zodiac sign is Libra

Our favorite opal pieces:

 

Rina Limor Black Opal Necklace = $1,060 Retail

Rina Limor Black Opal Earrings = $3,105 Retail

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.gia.edu/opal-history-lore                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.birthdaygems.org/jewels-gemstones/opals.htm

 

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