Opals are different from other gemstones. First, they are not clear, are very porous and contain a high proportion of water. At first glance they don’t look very special. But placing an opal under a good light source and turning it over creates magic. What looks like an ordinary, boring stone turns into a gem with many colors. Therefore it is not surprising to learn that for years Opal were considered magical stones with special properties and very valuable, unfortunately around the 18th century people started to see them as a bringer of bad luck and a bad omen. In combination with the fact that a very large deposit of opals was found in Australia, the price of these stones collapsed.
Nowadays, opals are no longer considered to bring bad luck. You have a choice of a solid stone, which costs more, a doublet, which is a layer of opal covering another stone, which is often quartz, or a triplet, which is one Layer of valuable opal on top of another layer or a less valuable opal on top of a layer Quartz core. Because of the two compositions, owning an opal can be very affordable. However, you should do some research first to find out which type is better for you. Of course, apart from a price difference, composites are also more likely to damage or crack, and since they have gaps, they can be severely damaged if water seeps into the cracks. Therefore, they may need more care. There are also many types of artificial or lab created opals.
With all types of opal jewellery, make sure the opal is well coated as it is a very soft stone, especially if you are buying a ring. According to the modern birthstone chart, opal is the birthstone for people born in October. While a ring or pair of earrings can do the job quite well, a birthstone necklace with an opal pendant might be the best option when buying a gift for someone born in October.
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