Opal is often described as "Nature's fireworks” due to its iridescent rainbow flashes through the white gemstone. It’s popularly thought that the name derives from the Sanskrit word for precious stone: upala. Most opal is more than 60 million years old and generally dates back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Opal is the birthstone for October and it is considered a stone of happy dreams and good changes. It is thought to be the most powerful of healing stones. African opal is often referred to as milk opal and is a more common, less prized variety.
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, signifying hope, innocence and purity.
It is also the gemstone given to mark 14 years of marriage.
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