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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Opal Was Once The Gem of the Gods
Opal Was Once The Gem of the Gods october-opal-12Opal is unique amongst precious gems because of its play of color in which it shines multiple color combinations. Now, opal is October's birthstone. But before this unique stone became a part of the birthstone pantheon, it's unique beauty was featured in many ancient myths.

Opals are featured in one Greek myth which begins all Greek myths. Before Zeus ruled the heavens, he had to first take the throne from his father Cronos, and the Titans. After a long battle he finally wins and when he does, he cries. These tears of triumph are transformed into opals.

Across the world, a trio of Hindu gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, are fighting for the affection of the most gorgeous mortal woman in the world. The woman tires of their advances, and the heavens take pity on her and transform her into mist, in the hopes that three gods will not be able to locate her. Once the trio figures out what has happened, they infuse their signature colors into the mist, blue, gold, and red respectively. Now mimicking the play of colors, the mist is then transformed into an opal.

Once a gem of the gods, opal is now October's birthstone. Any opal jewelry, from the most elaborate opal necklace, to simple opal earrings or opal rings, make the perfect gift for any loved one born in October. Come into our store this month and we will help you find the perfect piece of opal jewelry.


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