Opal

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Folklore

In ancient times, it was thought to be essential to carry an opal as this afforded protection against being poisoned by ones enemies which was a prevalent practice.

In Roman times, the Opal was thought to bring good luck as the rainbow effect of the colours was considered to be a symbol of hope and it also was supposed to be able to make the wearer invisible from their enemies.

The Opal was considered in medieval Europe to have the ability to preserve blond hair and that good memory could be preserved by touching the forehead with an Opal.

Opal, it is said is the stone signifying emotional, physical and mental harmony and is supposed to encourage passion.

It is the birthstone for October and as such, signifies purity, hope and health. “Octobers child in darkness oft may grope, the Iridescent Opal bids it Hope.” (Source unknown)