OCTOBER – OPAL
The name “opal” can mean “to see a change in color” and is derived from the Latin word opalus, or stone.
Most opals are white with iridescence, but they can be black or even transparent with flecks of red or yellow.
Opals are a gem formed by non-crystalline silica gel that seeped into crevices of ancient rock.
Through time and nature’s heating and molding processes, the gel hardened into opals. The
almost three dimensional repeating patterns give an opal its radiance. The October birthstone is