Opal

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Opal has long been admired for its iridescent and kaleidoscopic qualities, shining through so many colors in any one solitary stone. Its beautiful and unique sheen has been compared to that of burning fire and oil. Throughout the ages, opal has been recognized as a rather special stone. Arabic legend has it that opal shot from the skies down to earth in lightning bolts. Ancient Greeks believed the stone would protect the wearers from any ailments and bring them foresight into the future. Gemondo's opal is sourced from mines in many different countries with each famed for different stone compositions. Types of opal can range from white and black to fire opal stones. Once used by the Aztecs in religious rituals, fire opal is a vibrant orange-red color and serves as the national stone of Mexico. Opal is the symbolic birthstone for October.

Countries of Origin: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Peru