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Opal is the birthstone for October, the name derived from an Indian word for "stone." The special characteristic of opals is their opalescence, a rainbow-like iridescence which changes with the angle of observation. Tiny spheres in the mineral cristabalite layered in siliceous jelly cause the reflection or interference appearances. Opals range in color from the common milky white opals, to the yellow fire opals, to the precious opals in green, gray, blue or black. Opals are only a 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs' hardness scale, so they are very sensitive to pressure and knocks as well as being affected by acids and alkalies. The most significant quantities of opals today are found all over Australia.

 

Many alike, indeed, are intrigued by the mysterious iridescence of the opal. Unlike most opal earrings, which are oval cut, I offer rounded cut 7mm natural opal earrings mounted in 14K gold. One need not be an autumn offspring to partake in this opulent October fest!

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