Sunday, October 01, 2017

Opal: The Gem of the Gods

by Schmidt Jewelers
Opal: The Gem of the Gods  Opal is October's birthstone and it has appeared in the stories of the gods. It's no wonder, considering the gem's striking features. Its color ranges from a liquid white to black, and each stone reflects unique flashes of color, ranging from red, yellow, and orange to blue and green.

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Opal - The October Birthstone

by Schmidt Jewelers
Opal - The October Birthstone Opal1-10Along with the pink tourmaline, opal is the birthstone for the month of October. Its name was derived from the Sanskrit word ‘upala’ and Latin word ‘opalus’ which means precious stone. Opal has become popular these days due to its distinctive property where all the colors of the rainbow are displayed on the stone.

Before opal gained its popularity, the gems’ reputation was in dispute in 1829 when Sir Walter Scott published the novel ‘Anne of Geuerstein’ set in Central Europe. The story depicted opal as a stone representing bad luck due to the heroine’s misfortune. In the tale...

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