Opal – The October Birthstone
“Opal” is derived from the Latin word “opalus” which means “a stone”.
The precious Opal occurs in several types of colour. The White opal has a white body colour with pastel glints of rainbow. The Black opal has a blue, grey or black body colour.The black Boulder opal contains ironstone.
Crystal or water opal is the transparent or colourless opal contains brilliant flashes of colour within it.
Fire opal is a transparent or a translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red body colour that may also have a flash of colour.
Australia produces around 97% of the world's opal and 90% is called ‘light opal’ or white and crystal opal.
But first, here are some Opal cards from the DT