Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The glow of Northern Lights with its amazing flashes of colors, Opals were long thought to hold magical powers. For this reason, rare Opals were often reserved for royalty. The crown of the Holy Roman Emperor was a superb example, a fiery red Opal called "The Burning Of Troy". This was given as a gift from Napolean to Josephine, forming part of the crown jewels of France. Queen Victoria also loved Opals and often presented them as wedding gifts. The changing colors and fire symbolize love, life, hope and truth. Its major source is Australia.

Genuine Blue-Green Opal, Medium to Good Fire, Base bonded, Quartz capped, Good Cut, Good Polish, Assembled.
Opal Moh's Hardness = 5 - 6.5.
Quartz Cap Moh's Hardness = 7.