The name "opal" comes from the Sanskrit word "upala" meaning stone, or precious stone. Opal is a stone of inspiration and enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects, to life and to the spirit. It is also the birthstone for the month of October.
A new opal deposit was found near the town of Wegel Tena in 2008, in Ethiopia's Wollo Province. This opal, more commonly referred to as "Welo" opal, has become the dominant Ethiopian opal in the gem trade.
The 1" wide bar of natural flashy smoky opal beads hangs on a delicate 16" sterling silver italian chain. You will receive the pictured necklace.
* Special care should be taken with opal pieces - to prevent any damage, keep opals away from extreme heat (like direct sun) for a long period of time and do not wear in water or during strenuous activity. If it's too hot for you, it's too hot for your opal. Opal also absorbs moisture. If your opals become wet, you may find they become a little cloudy. Allow them to dry out slowly for a couple of days and they should return back to normal.
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