Opal is a very popular gem today but was once believed to be back luck if it was not your birthstone, however many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers.
Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions encouraging freedom and independence and is believed to bring loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
It stimulates originality and creativity and helps us to access and expressing our true self. Opal strengthens memory and can help to treat infections and fevers. It eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.