Opal Gemstones Opal Gemstone
is shining gem and comes in different hues and colours like black, red yellow and white combined together. A white snowy landscape, dotted
with fireflies fo red, gold blue purple and green is a valuable possession
for many gem lovers. The finest and most valuable opals some from
Opal is a hydrated silica (Si02.nH20) with a water content within the mineral structure. Precious Opal contains 6% - 10% water
and consists of small silica spheres arranged in an orderly three dimensional structure. It is created by percolating water in or
near sedimentary volcanic ash that dissolves silica of shells, bones and woods, "fossilizing" them into opal. Opal is not a particularly
hard stone so care must be taken to preserve the natural beauty of this gem.
Benefits of Wearing Opal Birthstone : The Opal is truly the "Queen of Gems" and the Eve of the Gods. A stone of
hopes, positive actions and achievements. It has always been one of the most popular and esteemed gems, known to absorb, carry and
pass enormous amounts of energy. A mysterious gem, as each one appears different in its delicate beauty. Promotes psychic stability
and the capacity to share.
A stone of love and romance and a stone to grant wishes and personal happiness.Opal is good for bestowing
beauty, power and for financial prosperity
and for those in business , particulary connected with travel and
tourism and imports and exports. Opal Gemstone is also worn for personal charm
of the wearer and for those wishing to have extra sexual powers.
it grows dull after use, it should be discarded ro replaced by a new. Opal is called the queen
of gemstones and has neen treasured since times immemorial for tis
extra ordinary beauty.
Opal birthstone is must for those born in the month of October.
It will make them loving and affectionate in personal and family life
and will ensure them good opportunities and they will be able to magnetise
others for good causes.
It enhances the capacity to foretell and has
been used by the most successful astrologers and occultists.It also
helps the wearers to win litigation cases and to have greater stability
Legend: The Romans first popularised Opal about 100 BC and gave it the name opalus (to see a change of colour).
They prized Opal above all other precious stones and believed the holder to be charmed with good fortune. The only European source of this rare
and prized gemstone prior to the sixteenth century was the volcanic deposits of Czechoslovakia. Later the Spaniards brought back fine examples
of Aztec Opal from the New World. Beautiful Opals have featured in many of the Crown Jewels of Europe and they remain popular with heads of
state and the rich and famous.
Where is Opal Found : Notable Occurrences include Western USA, Mexico, Australia and many other localities around the world. Australia produces
approximately 95% of the world's precious opal. Other deposits occur in North, Central and South America, and Indonesia.