October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

OPAL SYMBOLISM AND MEANING Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift. Nearly 100 B.C., a Roman scholar by the name of Pliny compared opal gemstones to volcanoes and colorful artwork, realizing … Continue reading October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Opal ~ October Birthstone

Opal gemstone: History and Properties "Opal...Made up of the glories of the most precious gems, to describe it is a matter of inexpressible difficulty: there is in it the gentler fire of the Ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the Amethyst, there is the sea-green of the Emerald, all shining together in an incredible … Continue reading Opal ~ October Birthstone