Opal -  symbolism of the stone


Opal is a precious stone of wisdom and friendship. Because of the colors of the rainbow this stone is venerated as a symbol of hope. Opal is the stone of the Moon and Neptune; in the astrology it is associated with the month of October, the sign of Libra. The name of this mineral comes from Latin and literally means "jewel". In most cases, opal is colorless and has an opaque structure with impurities and dull colors. The sunlight has an extraordinary influence on opal, creating a play of colors. There are three types of opal: white opal, fire opal (a red stone) and black opal.

Opal, as well as other precious and semiprecious stones, has mystical properties.

The paradox of this stone is that, despite being a symbol of hope, it is considered an unlucky stone, for everyone who was born in October. There are many stories about the misfortunes and even about the death of people who wore this stone. For hundreds of years, opal had a bad reputation. It was considered a symbol of secret passion, illusive hopes and illusions. History tells us that King of England Edward VII because of fear has replaced the opals on his crown with the rubies. It is also stated that during Napoleon's exile the famous opal called “Fire of Troy” disappeared, it belonged to Josephine de Beauharnais, and according to the legend, was presumably lost in the air. Because of these items a lot of jewelry stores in Vienna have lost a lot of buyers at that time. In the XVII century, a series of large opals was in the treasury of Spanish kings. The royal family fell into disgrace: the heir died, a fleet of ships laden with gold sank, etc. To avoid further problems the beautiful opal was given to the clergy of the monastery of Almeida, and it was hung in front of Madonna.

It was believed that opal was a stone of sad people.

In addition, being a stone of visionaries and dreamers, who live in the world of illusions and unrealistic expectations, it is not certainly a stone that keeps our feet on the ground. Nervous people with an unstable character should not wear opal. It is believed that this stone brings the gift of prophecy to its possessor. Opal brings success and wealth only to a noble and strong man. For selfish people opal is a stone of evil that creates suspicion, causes conflicts, fears and nightmares. For a long period of time, superstitious people believed that opal was bad and therefore they didn’t wear it. However, in ancient times it represented different religious symbols, as well as the loyalty and security. In the East, there was great satisfaction to black opal. It protects from infectious diseases, soothes the nerves, restores visual acuity and brightness in the eyes. Opal can cure chronic diseases and it is used to treat heart diseases.



Jade - is also considered to be a stone of eternal love. A jade butterfly is a guarantee of eternal happiness in love.

Sapphire - Sapphire is a stone of fidelity, a symbol of chastity and modesty, which brings divine grace, happiness and peace.

Hyacinth - Hyacinth also has the ability to improve memory and increase the level of intelligence. Hyacinth is also considered to be a stone of sadness and pain.

The turquoise stone - It is a symbol of happy love and a happy family life.

Onyx - According to legend, in the temple of Jerusalem, the wall of Solomon had the windows that penetrated enough light, because they were made of this stone.

The ruby - is a symbol of authority and power, and in love this stone brings a burning passion.

Emerald - A great lover of emeralds was the Queen of Sheba, and the emperor Nero used special lenses made of emerald to watch the gladiators fight.

Garnet - This stone has long been considered as an amulet or a stone of lovers, a symbol of love, friendship or affection.

Topaz - In ancient times it was believed that topaz could bring luck in business, and could make someone rich.

Lapis Lazuli - is a stone of sincerity and friendship. This mineral is also called the stone of heaven.

Chalcedony - In the East the ancients attributed to this stone a property to protect life from death and disease, to bring love and happiness

Tourmaline - It is believed that tourmaline is a spiritual stone; it is able to develop creative abilities and protect artists from all sorts of dangers.

Chrysoberyl - gives peace and peace of mind, strengthens family relationships. It is suitable for people looking for marriage

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