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Some Opalized Inspiration for October

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Lunessa Staff | 0 Comments

Opal is one of nature's most magical gems. Because opal has the colors of other gems, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful of all and gave it a name—opalus—that was synonymous with “precious stone.”

Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.

Opal is considered an October birthstone. Some people think it’s unlucky for anyone born in another month to wear an opal. But that particular superstition comes from a novel written in the 1800s (Anne of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott), and not from any ancient belief or experience. In fact, throughout most of history, opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems. 

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