October's Birthstone is the Opal

Opal Trivia


Base color is either white or black, with a range of fiery opalescence. The more opalescence, the better the quality. Almost always seen as a cabachon.
  • According to the ancient Greeks and Romans, it symbolized hope, innocence, and purity
  • It is the suggested gemstone gift for the 14th wedding anniversary
  • It is believed to aid inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight
  • May help the wearer recall past lives
  • The ancient Romans called the opal "cupid paederos" or "child as beautiful as love" and believed the wearer was safe from disease
  • The ancient Arabs believed that opals fell from the heavens in flashes of lightening
  • It is also rumored that Cleopatra wore opals to gain the attention of Mark Anthony

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