The Ancient Romans thought that opal was the most prized and powerful gemstone because it contained all the colors of the other gems. Now, the Bedouins felt that opal actually contained lightning. They believed the gem fell from the sky during thunderstorms. Whatever the reason, opal’s popularity has continued for centuries. People simply loved the delightful kaleidoscope of colors that this silica based gemstone produces.
If you appreciate the cornucopia of colors in opal, then you will definitely want to peruse the fabulous selection of opal gemstone jewelry at Fire & Ice. Choose from a delicious collection of opal rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets. Since no two opal stones are exactly alike, you will certainly be adding a unique piece of gemstone jewelry to your collection.
The rainbow of colors produced by an opal stone happens when light is diffracted by the silica spheres. Now, imagine how amazing this will look when light hits a fabulous pair of earrings or a pendant. Whether you favor post, dangle or drop earrings, you will find an attractive selection of either.
If you’re searching for a special gift, an opal heart or whale tail pendant is a wonderful choice and is a step away from the usual Valentine’s Day or birthday flowers. An opal piece is also a thoughtful gift for mom. And let’s not forget that opal is the birthstone for October.
Sir Walter Scott’s “Anne of Geierstein” novel in 1829 tarnished opal’s popularity. It actually slowed opal sales after people began to associate the stone with unluckiness since the novel’s heroine’s strange demise is connected to the magical opal she wore in her hair. However, the opal came back strong and remains a favorite gemstone for many of the same reasons.
Find your new favorite piece of opal gemstone jewelry at Fire & Ice, or find a noteworthy gift for someone special.