The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.” There are many myths pertaining to the opals. In the medieval times all blond maidens wanted a necklace made of opals, as this was considered an absolute guarantee to prevent their hair from fading or darkening. The opal was also thought to make a person invisible whenever he wished, and for that reason, it was called Patronus forum or patron of thieves.
Magic Properties: ~ Amplifies traits ~ Enhances self-confidence and self-esteem ~ Stimulates originality ~ Releases inhibitions ~ Encourages interests in the arts ~ Encourages optimism
Opal is the birthstone for the month of October
Opal is also used to celebrate the 14th year of marriage