It’s almost the end of October and no, I didn’t forget our monthly birthstone inspired post! For the most of October we are sending all the love to the Opal birthstone with these Opal Wedding ideas in form of stunning bridal jewelry!
What an interesting color on face view and a myriad of so many other colors the common eyes may not always see! Needless to say, if we were going to get a more wedding ideas from these color, it would look more of white, silver and super light blues and green. So we settled for stunning bridal jewelry instead! From Bridal hairpieces to Rings and Earrings, we’ve got you covered for your Opal Wedding style!
“The name “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, which meant “to see a change in color.” The Roman scholar Pliny used the word opalus when he wrote about this gem’s kaleidoscopic “play” of colors that could simulate shades of any stone.
Opal’s characteristic “play-of-color” was explained in the 1960s, when scientists discovered that it’s composed of microscopic silica spheres that diffract light to display various colors of the rainbow. These flashy gems are called “precious opals;” those without play-of-color are “common opals.”
Dozens of opal varieties exist, but only a few (like Fire Opal and Boulder Opal) are universally recognized. Opals are often referred to by their background “body color”—black or white.
Opal’s classic country of origin is Australia. Seasonal rains soaked the parched outback, carrying silica deposits underground into cracks between layers of rock. When the water evaporated, these deposits formed opal. Sometimes, silica seeped into spaces around wood, seashells and skeletons, resulting in opalized fossils.
Since opal was discovered in Australia around 1850, the country has produced 95 percent of the world’s supply. Opal is also mined in Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Ethiopia, the Czech Republic and parts of the U.S., including Nevada and Idaho.” – American Gem Society