• Opal is one of the birthstones for October.
  • It is also the gemstone used to mark a 14th wedding anniversary.
  • This unique gemstone has a fire like quality to it and it's extrodinary flashes of rainbow give it another worldly look.

  • It was once an incredibly rare gemstone until large deposits were found in Austrailia in the 19th centuary.
  • It is the natioal gemstone for Austrailia.
  • Opals can be classified into one of the following: white, black, fire , boulder or crystal.
  • The value of opals plumeted after the publication of Sir Walter Scott's Anne of Geierstein as it was the souce of bad luck and took over 20 years to recover!