Forget brightly colored ROYGBIV hair, opal is in! Just in time for October, opal is the color you want to be wearing. Think light pinks, blues, purples, and greens. Read on to learn a little more about the history and meaning of October’s birthstone opal.
– Opal is made of silica and water (who knew?). When running water trickles down the earth it may pick up silica and sandstone, and leave behind silica deposits when the water evaporates. As this process continues, opal is formed.
– Opal comes in many different hues such as white, gray, black, brown, blue, green, yellow, red, pink, orange, and more.
– The Romans believed opal was a good luck stone because it included the color of each gemstone.
– Opal is said to help medical conditions and promote good health.
– Opal is known to inspire creativity and imagination, and increase self-esteem and confidence.
– Opal is believed to be an “emotional” stone that helps wearers interpret feelings, think positively, and release inhibitions.