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October Birthstone: Opal

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October Birthstone: Opal

October’s birthstone, the opal, is a very unique gem. Its name is derived from opalus, which was given to it by the Romans. Its meaning is synonymous with “precious stone.” Its shifting kaleidoscope of colors is unlike any other. Opals can vary in shape, size, color, and can differ noticeable from each other. People have described the stone’s appearance to volcanoes, fireworks, and galaxies. Because opal has the colors of many other gems, the Romans believed it possessed all the virtues of each gemstone and was the most precious and powerful of all. In fact, throughout most of history, opal...

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