My Opal Jewelry, Real and Faux


Opal is the birthstone for the month of October, along with pink tourmaline. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th year of marriage. The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.”-Jewels for Me

“In fact, in Roman times, the gem was carried as a good luck charm of talisman, as it was believed that the gem, like the rainbow, brought its owner good fortune. To the Romans, it was considered to be a token of hope and purity.  It was also referred to as the “Cupid Stone” because it suggested the clear complexion of the god of love. The early Greeks believed the opal bestowed powers of foresight and prophecy upon its owner, while in Arabian folklore, it is said that the stone fell from heaven in flashes of lightning. The Oriental traditions referred to them as “the anchor of hope”. Lucky opal – the stone of hope, the birthstone of October.”-Opals Down Under

Opals are beautiful and I really don’t know who started the nonsense about opals being bad luck…Some people still believe the superstition today…I don’t…

Here is a sampling of my opal jewelry:

Magnetic Opal Brooch

Opal Magnetic Earrings

Black Opal Magnetic Earrings

Oval Opal Earrings

Triangle Opal Earrings

Black Opal Earrings

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