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Opal Birthstone + October Special
Posted by Amy Thiessen on
Did you know: In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal Opals are a very soft stone, and must be treated with care. Because of the softness, almost all opals are cut into a cabochon. A cabochon looks domed or like a half sphere. This arched shape makes the gem less susceptible to damage during wear. The cabochon shape also allows light to "dance" across the gem- increasing an opal's brilliance. ...
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