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Those born in October are very fortunate to have the Opal as their birthstone. Opals are a variety of quartz that forms in small spheres. The colors of the spectrum are visible when light hits these spheres. The rainbow fragments of the Opal can shift and change in different lighting, revealing a luminous range of bright and dark colors. Because of its rainbow of colors, the Opal gemstone can be worn with a wide variety of ensembles.

There are many legends and superstitions surrounding the Opal. Centuries ago, the Opal was given the title The Queen of Gems because it encompasses the colors of all other gems. In aboriginal Australian legend, Opals were said to be the Creator’s footprints on Earth. Other legends say that these magnificent gemstones came to earth through a journey involving rainbows. Opals were attributed with certain powers and protections. Necklaces made with Opal were believed to repel evil and to protect the wearer’s eyesight. Superstitions also claimed that Opals help the wearer control their temper and calm their nerves. If one dreamed of an Opal, good luck would come.

At Jennifer Reeves Designs, we are thrilled to offer jewelry that showcases these stunning gemstones. Every Opal is truly one-of-a-kind, as unique as our fingerprints, so you can find the one that perfectly matches the fire in your soul. A great piece to showcase your inner fire is the Fire Ball.