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Birthstone of the Month - Opal

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REVERED AS A SYMBOL OF HOPE, fidelity and purity, opal was dubbed the Queen of Gems by the ancient Romans because it encompassed the colors of all other gems. Opal is prized for its unique play of color in diffracting light into flashes of rainbow hues. 

While the most common opal is white, the gemstone occurs in many different varieties. The most valued is the black opal, which has a dark blue, gray or black body color. Bright yellow, orange or red fire opals are also quite distinctive variations. Their day-glo tones are beautiful, with or without play of color. Opal, along with tourmaline, is the birthstone for October and the suggested gift for the fourteenth anniversary.

This classic opal diamond pendant is perfect for any October birthday, or for those who appreciate the unique qualities of this gemstone!


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