and Pink Sapphire Pendant
This inspiration should come as no surprise when one looks at the opal. Its beauty is due to its “play of colors,” in which several colors flash from the stone as light moves through the gem's internal structure. Tiny bubbles of gas cause some stones to appear pearl-white. Iron oxides cause other stones to shine red and yellow. Black opals shine with stunning reds, blues, and greens because of organic carbon.
This “play of colors” has also inspired people at different times to wear opals for different reasons. The Ancient Romans wore opal jewelry because opals symbolized hope. In Medieval Times, people wore opal necklaces to ensure a healthy heart. Queen Elizabeth II simply loved the way opals looked, and gave opal rings and opal pendants as gifts to family members and royal subjects.
This inspiring gem can be yours as well. Simply stop into our store and our friendly staff can help you pick out the opal jewelry that is just right for you.
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