Birthday Information


Opal - october Birthstone

Value Birth Stone Powers Stone
Meaning
Traditional
Gifting
Low: $20 USD
Per Carat
High: $120 USD
Per Carat
Opal
Repel evil
Protect Eyesight
Symbolize faithfulness
and confidence
14th Anniversary

Opal Summary

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Opal, the birthstone of October, is a beautiful stone loved by many, partly for the fact the each stone has its own unique color pattern. "Opal" gets it's origins from the Greek word "Opallios", which means "To see change in color". The reason for this being that the opal comes in a wide variety of colors, ranging the entire spectrum. 95% of which come from Australia, after seasonal rains drench the outback and carry silica deposits underground, where they go on to harden in the dry season. Leaving deposits of the beautiful stone.

Because of the way they are formed, opals are relatively soft for a precious stone, averaging just below 6.0 on the Mh

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