The mystical meaning of Opal is: “Hope and Love”. It is the Natal Stone of October. The Opal exhibits iridescent colors, which in ancient times was believed to be a warning of Bad Luck or Witchcraft.
However, in Asian cultures the Opal is known as “Anchor of Hope” which encourages understanding the higher powers of mysticism and intuition to the wearer. The Opal is attuned to Archangels Haniel and Uriel bringing the wearer much Confidence, Faithfulness, and Harmony.
Did you know that Queen Victoria is credited with making this gem very popular after she presented her children with Opal jewelry? If you are interested in collecting Opals, be sure to check out our featured fire opal. This stunning stone measures 6 ½” x 3″ x 6 ½”.
Caring Tips for Opal Jewelry
Opals are very fragile and therefore susceptible to scratches. Use only mild cleaners and non-abrasive cloths when cleaning the surface of your opal stone. Try storing your opal in a small airtight bag.
Opals are very sensitive to temperature change. Since we are heading into the cooler winter months, it is a good idea to keep your opal concealed under clothing when entering and exiting a warm car or house.
Opals are absorbent and can become damaged by make-up, perfumes and household chemicals such as dish soap or shampoo. These will remove the sparkling shimmer.
Happy Birthday to all of my October Babies: Grams, Ann, Janice, Marketa, Don, Stephen, Linda, Rick, Ziggy, Suzanne, Kaerys, and Lottie.