Deposit sites: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Tanzania, Poland, U.S.A. Czechoslovakia, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan and Indonesia.
Hardness: 5 ~ 6.5
Zodiacal sign:Sagittarius, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, Libra
Color scheme:Virtually any bodycolor. Milky white to yellowish white with rainbow colored tints.
Gemstone of the month: October, 14th Wedding Anniversary
Known for its opalescence, the opal (Latin “Upules,” Sanskrit “Upala,” precious stone, Greek “Op llios,” change of color) with its sparkling rainbow-like colors is a most beautiful and desirable gemstone, symbolizing loyalty, love and hope.
Sensitive to knocks, pressure, acids, and alkaline, the opal is best treated gently and stored in moist cotton.