It is thought that the name opal derives from the Sanskrit word for precious stone – upala. Most opal is more than 60 million years old, dating back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Opal is often described as 'Nature's fireworks' due to iridescent rainbow flashes through the white gemstone.
Considered to be the most powerful of healing stones, a stone of happy dreams and good changes, signifying hope, innocence and purity. Opalite is a man-made version of opal, with all the characteristics, but at a fraction of the price!
Opal is the birthstone for October, and is also the gemstone often given to mark 14 years of marriage.