Metaphysical Properties of Opals
Opal is October's birthstone and also the anniversary gem of the 14th and 18th year of marriage.
Opal was called 'Cupid Paederos' by the Romans which means 'child as beautiful as love'.
One legendary explanation for this gemstone's origin is that it fell from heaven in a flash of fiery lightning.
Ancient Monarchs treasured opals both for their beauty and presumed protective powers to ward of evil.
It is said a Gift of Opal is symbolic of faithfullness and confidence.
The tradition of giving gifts of jewellery containing opals dates back thousands of years.
Opal is the stone of inspiration, enhances imagination and creativity. It helps to release inhibiations and enhances memory.
Opals are associated with hope, happiness, faithfullness, loyalty, confidence and eroticism.
Opals are said to enhance the healing process.
They can strengthen the will to live.
Especially known for helping with the eyes and eye infections.
Opal has a beneficial effect on the human psyche. They pour warm healing energy on broken hearts and restore harmony.
Powerful energy radiates from this fiery gemstone.