Opal is widely known as the birthstone for the month of October and is traditionally used as a gift for an anniversary in a couple’s 14th year of marriage. The known existence of opal dates back as far as 4000 B.C. Opal obtained its name from the Latin word "opalus" which translates to "precious stone." Opal is composed of hydrated silica and is found to have about 20% of water. If an opal is to be left out in a warm environment the stone can in fact dry up and become damaged. Opal is formed when silica is moved down the crevices of a rock due to heavy rainfall. After all the rain has evaporated, the silica gel leftover begins to harden over the course of years into what we know today as opal.
In metaphysical belief, the opal is said to be an emotional stone and is a mirror for the mood of the wearer. It is believed to intensify emotions as well as encourage feelings of independence and spontaneity. Opal is also said to aid in the ability to release feelings such as anger. Not only is opal a healing stone but each individual color possesses its own healing ability, such as pink being associated with being a stone of love and kindness.
Here at Wholesale Silver, we offer a variety of wonderful opal rings! From opal engagement rings to opal wedding rings for both men and women. These lovely opal birthstone rings are not only beautiful but affordable as well, no need to break the bank when looking for dazzling jewelry. We offer these rings in a variety of options such as gold opal rings, sterling silver opal rings, opal solitaire rings, and genuine/natural opal rings. We are positive you will not be left disappointed with your purchase of one of these gorgeous opal rings!