October's Birthstone | Opal
Hello October and hello to this month's pretty birthstone - opal. We love this beautiful gemstone, mostly for the breathtaking iridescent tones that reflect beautifully in the light.
The name 'opal' translates in Greek as 'to see a change of colour' and we can certainly see why with the rainbow of colours that sparkle throughout this stunning gemstone.
Said to be a stone of inspiration that enhances imagination and creativity, the opal stone is full of life and spirit.
Did you know? Opal has been found on Mars! Only a handful of gemstones have been found outside of our planet, making opal a gemstone that really is out of this world.
The play of colour and iridescence of the opal happens due to millions of tiny silica spheres in different sizes. The larger the spheres, the more impressive the ray of colours.