OPAL – OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE
The opal has been highly valued since long before the…
Opals are amorphous as they do not have a crystal structure.
Opals symbolise purity and hope, it has been noted as a protective stone as it keeps the wearer from harm.
Opal is a great gift for your loved one born in October.
Australia is the biggest producing country for opals, other sources include Mexico and Brazil.
There are different types of opals Mexico opals, black opals which are the rarest and most valuable.
Opal was rare and very valuable in antiquity in Europe it was prised by royalty until the opening of the vast deposits in Australia in the 19th century the only known source was Cervenica beyond the Roman Frontier in Slovakia.
Opals have been divided into four categories: