Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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The opal is a shimmering stone that is believed to have fallen from heaven in a flash of fiery lightning. This stone has the unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light which gives it its iridescent qualities.

El Opalo es una piedra tornasolada que se cree cayò del cielo en un relàmpago. Esta piedra tiene la habilidad única de refractar y reflejar ondas especìficas de luz lo cual le da cualidades iridescentes.

Opal is fundamentally colorless, but such material is rarely found. Disseminated impurities generally give to Opal various body colors that range from the yellows and reds to black. The milkiness of many white and gray opals is caused by many tiny gas-filled cavities in them.

El Opalo basicamente no tiene color, pero gemas asì se encuentran raramente. Impurezas diseminadas generalmente le dan al òpalo diferentes colores que van del amarillo y rojo al negro. La propiedad nacarada de muchos òpalos blancos y grises se debe a que poseen cavidades llenas de aire.

Black Opal is regarded as an extremely lucky stone. In ancient times, Opal was accepted as a symbol of faithfulness and confidence. It has reputed healing properties, especially to increase mental capacities such as creative imagination. Black Opals worn near the heart on necklaces made of gold are said to protect one from the evil eye.

El òpalo negro es considerado una piedra que trae mucha suerte. En tiempos antìguos, el òpalo era aceptado como sìmbolo de lealtad y confianza. Tiene supuestas propiedades curativas, especialmente para aumentar las capacidades mentales tales como la creatividad. Opalos negros usados cerca del corazòn se dice que protegen contra el mal de ojo.

Nowadays, a gift of Opal is symbolic of hope, happiness and truth.

Hoy en dìa, regular òpalos simboliza esperanza, felicidad y honestidad.


Etsy Latino said...

Wonderful article about the Opal Stone! Thank you so much tantancharms!!

Muchas gracias tantancharms por haber escrito este articulo tan interesante acerca del Opalo.

Etsy Latino Team!

Enid said...

Que buena información!!!

choco.pop said...

For some reason I thought Opal was black o.o (that's the reason I'm not a jeweler xD I know nothing about gems). But it's a beautiful stone, with a lovely story behind it C:

Thank you for taking time to write this!


Andre said...

Great article! Very interesting!
Thanks tantancharms ;)

Me encanto, super interesante.
Gracias tanatncharms!

Andre, aka MorningBlossom

mrs. bowser said...

Ohhh que lindo articulo!! Gracias!!

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