October – Opal
October is here, the year seems to be moving so quickly! Interesting October used to be the 8th month of the year, in an early Roman calendar in a 10 month year, and time seemingly is moving that quickly. It feels like the year has converted back to a 10 month length, where has the time gone?
Then again October also allows us to showcase Opal as the birthstone for this month. You can find within our site, that we already have a page for Opal. A beautiful, truly Australian gem stone. Opal, is also known as ‘rainbow’ opal, and this is said to have come from the Aboriginal ‘Dreaming’ stories about the Rainbow Serpent and stepping on the land turned the rocks to colourful rainbows, which then formed opals. And Opals are just that beautiful. Rainbow colours that are happily trapped in rock and shine beautifully in any light.
Like other gems we have showcased in our Gem Blog, Opal can also have great properties for the wearer. Opal is said to turn a persons bad run of luck around. It is also thought that an Opal is even more lucky and powerful if you wish on an Opal gem while a rainbow is in the sky. Rainbow Opal is also the stone of ‘happy dreams’ and is especially helpful if you or a child suffers from bad dreams’ – The Crystal Bible
Do you have a person who is having a birthday in October? Why not see some of our extensive Opal jewellery on our Opal Page or for more of our range, please contact us now via the ‘Contact Us’ tab.