AUSTRALIAN OPAL & TOPAZ PENDANT
A beautiful Opal & Topaz Pendant. Hand crafted in Quesnel, B.C. Length 2 inches.
Opal is often described as "Nature's fireworks” due to its iridescent rainbow flashes through the white gemstone. It’s popularly thought that the name derives from the Sanskrit word for precious stone: upala. Most opal is more than 60 million years old and generally dates back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Opal is the birthstone for October and it is considered a stone of happy dreams and good changes.
Opal is thought to be the most powerful of healing stones
The name Topaz is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit word tapas. In ancient cultures Topaz was considered to be the stone of Jupiter, representing rule over one’s own life, self-realisation and wisdom. When heated, yellow Topaz often becomes reddish-pink. Topaz is said to promote peaceful and calm emotions.
Topaz is one of two traditional birthstones for the month of November, the other being Citrine