History: Thousands of years ago, rulers often wore the glittering orbs to guard their power and ensure their safety. These stones were placed in their crowns to protect themselves from enemies and ward off evil. At times, opals were even ground up and consumed to protect an individual from nightmares and evil spirits (although we dont recommend this). In modern times opals are known to bring about happiness and confidence for the wearer.
The rich play of color in some Opals gives them unsurpassed splendor and mystique. For this reason, Opal is one of the most fascinating and fabled of gemstones.
History: The rich play of color in some Opals gives them unsurpassed splendor and mystique. The birthstone for October is an Opal. Opal is classified in three primary types according to body color supporting the play of colors. These types are black, white and transparent. Opals can have body colors such as colorless, yellow, brown, red or orange.
The later is better known under the name of fire opal. The most famous opals are harlequin, pinpoint, flash, peacock and flame opal.The ancient Greeks believed opal could give the wearer the power of foresight. The Romans revered opal as the symbol of hope and purity, and believed it could protect from disease. Eastern people regarded it as the symbol of truth. The Ancient Arabs believed it came from heaven, and that it acquired the play of color from flashes of lightning.
In the Middle Ages, opal was thought to be beneficial for eyesight, some people even believed it could render the wearer invisible. The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER 2 FIRE OPAL NATIVE AMERICAN NECKLACE SOUTHWESTERN" is in sale since Friday, March 02, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.