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Article: Opal, The Stone of Luck And Love. How to Match it with an Outfit

Opal, The Stone of Luck And Love. How to Match it with an Outfit - DSF Antique Jewelry

Opal, The Stone of Luck And Love. How to Match it with an Outfit

Opal is a gemstone associated with love, luck, and royalty. It has a unique coloring and powerful spiritual and therapeutic meanings.

This gemstone can be found all over the globe and beyond, with opal even being discovered on the planet Mars. It has spiritual meanings and powerful therapeutic effects and is used to attract good luck and ward off negative energies.

But beyond all this, opal is a refined gemstone, available in a variety of colors and shapes, and offering a special elegance to any outfit.

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Opal: History And Symbolism

In Greek, the term "opal" means "color-changing". The Greeks believed that opal represented a gift of prophecy and offered protection against disease. 
In ancient Rome, the stone was often associated with the gods and divine virtues and was considered a symbol of hope and purity.

In medieval times, opal was believed to give its wearer clairvoyant abilities and protection against evil.

However, there were also contrary opinions that this gemstone brought bad luck or a curse. But this ambivalent significance only further enhanced the mystical aura of opal.

An Arabic legend says that opal was born from the fall of lightning from the sky and enclosed in it the play of thunder lights.

In Roman mythology, it was considered a representation of all gemstones together because of its play of colors. Opal was also often associated with love and passion, being called "Cupid's stone".

Today, precious opal is considered an extremely rare stone.

Discovered on every continent, 97 percent of the stones come from the Coober Pedy, a region in southern Australia. In Ethiopia, opal is found near the village of Wegel Tena in Wollo province.

The color variations of these stones are diverse, ranging from white, yellow, orange, and red to shades of chocolate brown.

Another mine in Shewa province, Ethiopia, extracts black opal - the most valuable - as well as orange and white opal.

In the Mexican state of Queretaro, fire opal is mined in colors ranging from yellow and orange to shades of red.

Opal Stone - Types And Composition

Opal is composed of silicates amorphous with water and has an unusual crystalline structure. However, what makes opal truly remarkable is its hypnotic "play of colors" phenomenon.

When light penetrates the opal and interacts with the tiny silica spheres inside, a varied spectrum of colors comes to life. This fascinating optical reaction is the result of diffraction and interference of light within the opal.

So the observer witnesses magical dances of hues - from red, orange, and yellow, to green, blue, indigo, and violet. The perceived color depends on the angle at which the opal is viewed and the quality of the light.

Here are the known types of opal:

Precious opal - is the most prized and is noted for its vibrant play of color, which varies according to the angle of view and the incident light.

It can be 'fire opal', which has dominant shades of red and orange, or 'white opal', which shows varying plays of color, including blue, green, and pink, on a white or light base and exudes refined elegance.

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This is the most popular and spectacular variety. Precious opal is distinguished by its vibrant play of colors, which vary according to the angle of view and the incident light. There are two major subtypes:

Common Opal - which is not considered precious and generally does not show a distinctive play of colors. Its colors can range from white to various shades of pink, green, and blue. Common opal is generally more opaque and does not have the same degree of brilliance as precious opal.

Wood opal is another type, which is extremely interesting because it is formed by the gradual replacement of woody matter with silica. It often retains the shape and texture of the original wood, creating a fascinating fossilization effect. Because of its color and appearance, wood opal is not considered a gemstone.

The Spiritual Significance Of Opal According To Its Color

Spiritually, opal is considered to be a stone of intuition and clairvoyance. It is said to carry energies that help develop psychic abilities and connect with the spiritual world.

Opal is also often seen as a stone that can amplify and intensify the energy of love. For those who are single or looking for a relationship, 
Opal is believed to have the ability to attract love and bring the right partner into their life. It is said that this stone can act as a magnet for positive romantic connections.

In the astrological context, opal is linked to the sign Libra, which is predominant in October. This association is based on the symbolism of balance and harmony that Libra represents, and Opal seems to capture this idea through its balanced play of colors and brilliance.

Therapeutically, opal is considered an emotional healing stone. It is said to have the ability to support people in overcoming past traumas and releasing negative emotions. It is associated with peace and calmness, promoting well-being and emotional balance.

The stone is often used in meditation practices to enhance the ability to understand subtle messages and access inner wisdom.

This unique gemstone is also associated with balancing the chakras and energies of the body and is often used to balance the heart chakra and bring harmony between mind, body, and spirit.

Black Opal has the potential to amplify sexual activity and activate the first two chakras. It is also said to bring good luck and can transform fears and inhibitions into optimism and courage, having a positive effect on processed spiritual experiences.

White Opal has a balancing effect on energy fields and can help increase the body's well-being. It is believed to alleviate stress and support emotional balance.

Fire opal is considered protective against dangers, this type of opal increases personal strength and can be useful during emotional turmoil. It is also associated with liberation and letting go of the past.

Blue Opal is considered a stone with remarkable potential for wish fulfillment. Blue is associated with perception beyond the physical world and the gift of better understanding the laws of nature.

Green Opal is known for its purifying and rejuvenating properties. It supports emotional restoration and strengthening relationships, it can filter information and change the way you think and perspective on everyday life.

How To Match Opal With Clothing

Opal jewelry can instantly change a wardrobe look with its sparkle and color. Whether you wear a pair of earrings or a beautiful opal stone pendant, opal jewelry will give your outfit a timeless elegance that is hard to match.

Use the unique colors of opal to bring sparkle to a simple outfit. The stones are known for their vibrant hues and cover the entire rainbow color spectrum, meaning they can be added to any outfit.

You can choose to wear an opal to match the colors already present in your outfit for a more uniform and monochromatic look.

Another possibility is to opt for a stone in a strongly contrasting color to the shades of your outfit.

Opal earrings can draw attention to your face, so if you want earrings to be the focal point of your jewelry, opt for a larger pair with visual impact. For a more minimalist look, wear women's opal stone screw earrings.

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At the same time, you can also use eye-catching contrast, drawn out by combining colors and patterns.

For example, if you're wearing a red top, opt for stones in shades of green to complete the outfit. If you prefer opal white opal stone ladies' earrings, you'll find that they'll pair effortlessly with almost any outfit.

For a look with a twist, highlight the elegance of your neck with an opal pendant. Some ladies' opal stone necklaces may have more intricate settings, but the advantage of these types of necklaces lies in their ability to add style and abundant color with the help of a single gemstone.

Longer pendants are also a splendid choice, as they create a visually elongating effect on the body.

Ladies' opal stone bracelets in light blue or white shades can create a contrast that brings out a darker skin tone, while a darker-toned stone can stand out on a lighter skin tone.

How To Care For And Maintain Opal Stone
It is recommended that you do not wear the jewelry when swimming, washing dishes, or performing any activity that involves water.

The reason for this precaution is that these opal stones are very porous, which means they can absorb moisture that they come into contact with. Excessive exposure to water can leave residue and change its color.

Ultimately, personal preference is the most important, regardless of current fashion trends. What matters is feeling authentic in what you wear.

From delicate jewelry to collectibles, opal adds a note of mystery and sparkle and is an aesthetic companion on your journey.

In our shop, you can find opal in a variety of jewelry and accessories, each more beautiful and interesting.

Unique design watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, or bracelets with opal are in an extremely varied range.

Have a look at the showcase and tell us which one you have chosen. We will be happy to provide you with details.
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