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Month #10 October – One of The Traditional Birthstones is Opal
Opal…the color of the rainbow. The glow of the Northern Lights. The dramatic flash of summer lightning. All the lights of the evening sky are captured in the mysterious, shifting hues of Opal.
With its pulsating display of fire and color, Opal was long thought to hold magical powers. For this reason, rare Opals were often reserved for royalty. The crown of the Holy Roman Emperor held a superb example, a fiery red Opal called “The Burning of Troy”. This was given as a gift from Napoleon to Josephine – forming part of the crown jewels of France. Queen Victoria also loved Opals, and often presented them as wedding gifts.
The changeable color and flashing fire seen in Opals are symbolic of love, life, hope, and truth. Its rainbow of color makes Opal an ideal fashion accessory with year-round appeal, particularly among those who seek relaxed luxury.
Opal Care…take care when wearing Opals. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.
A Delicate Opal and Diamond Cabochon Pendant…set in 14k Yellow Gold. A perfect gift to give or receive.
Opal & Diamond Specifications:
1 - .02 Ct - 01.70 MM Full Cut I1 ROUND FACETED GHI GENUINE DIAMOND
1 - 09.00x06.00 MM A Cab PEAR SHAPE CAB WHITE A GENUINE OPAL