Opal is a magnificent gem whose hues span almost every hue on the color spectrum. The play of colors is different for each stone and the word “opalescent” came from its shimmering tones. Being such an enchanting and unique gemstone, it’s no wonder Opal jewelry is very popular with collectors and fashion enthusiasts alike.
Opal is the birthstone for October and its history is riddled with superstitions and beliefs that it brings good luck as well as bad luck. it used to be considered the “official” stone of thieves and robbers. One of the biggest reasons for the myth that opal jewelry causes bad luck is a misinterpretation of its depiction in Sir Walter Scott’s 19th century novel Anne von Geierstein.
However, many cultures associate the opal with white magic and good luck. The ancient Romans used opal jewelry as a talisman and for them it symbolized purity and hope. The ancient Greeks, on the other hand, believed that it gave the wearer the ability to prophesy or predict the future. It was also believed to bring good luck to the wearer.
The popularity of opal jewelry is increasing. Despite being a semi-precious stone, black opal can cost as much as a diamond. Also the price of opals can vary depending on the color. In general, red opals are the most expensive while blue opals are the most affordable. Also, doublet or triplet opal jewelry, or a piece of opal sandwiched between two other materials, is more affordable than solid opal pieces. Set in gold or silver or decorated with other precious stones, you have a large selection of opal jewelery to choose from.
Since time immemorial, men and women have been fascinated and fascinated by the dazzling colors of opal jewelry. Unlucky or lucky, these brightly colored trinkets are a worthy addition to any wardrobe. You can’t blame anyone for thinking that wearing an opal necklace, opal earring, opal bracelet or opal ring is somehow like having a piece of a rainbow close to your skin.