The majestic birthstone of the month of October, the opal is a stone full of fiery, opalescent, kaleidoscopic glory. A symbol of faithfulness, confidence, and loyalty - opals are said to ward off evil, stabilize emotions, and can even protect eyesight. The magical stone is believed to have the ability to release inhibitions, and amplify emotions. The lore, allure, and healing properties of opals are vast and varied, and they continue to be one of our best selling stones due to their mesmerizing beauty.
Opals range from 5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, which means they are soft as far as gemstones go, so wear with care! The safest way to clean opals is with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Steer clear of harsh detergents, chemical cleaners, and other household products. Take care to remove your beloved opals before cleaning, bathing, or going for a swim to ensure they'll stand the test of time.