Magenta drusy earring with Australian opal and amethyst in 22k, 18k & 14k.
The name Opal was probably derived from Sanskrit “upala“, meaning ”valuable stone“. The history of Australian Opal began actually millions of years ago, when parts of Australia were covered by a vast inland sea, and stone sediment was deposited along its shoreline. When the water masses flooded back, they flushed water containing silica into the resulting cavities and niches in the sedimentary rocks & wood. Slowly the silica stone transformed into Opal. In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal.
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