Posted on 05 October 2016
Is it true that wearing an opal will bring bad luck if it’s not your birthstone? Apparently not; derived from the Latin word for precious stone, the gemstone opal has been revered and worn since ancient times.
In ancient Arabic culture, it was believed that opals fell from the sky during lightening storms infusing a rainbow of flashing colors within the gem.
Gaius Plinius Secundus (23 AD – August 25, 79 AD) known as Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author and naturalist. Pliny noted in his writings regarding the gemstone opal, ”In opal you will see red fire, the glorious purple of amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald, and all these colors glittering together in incredible union.” read more