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A Spooky Jewelry Story

Since Halloween is upon us, I am going to tell you a scary story, you may want to dim the lights. Once, there was this woman who bought herself….an Opal pendant!! GASP! Cover your head with a blanket! Turn the lights on! Oh, the horror!!! At this point, you are probably wondering how weird I am, let me explain myself.

One of the most consistent things I heard over the years from customers is that while they enjoyed Opal, they knew it was bad luck to buy one for yourself and wear one if it wasn’t your birthstone. You too may have had that lore passed down to you from a well-meaning source who considered it wisdom from the ancients. In fact, that thought is a relatively new idea! In 1829, Sir Walter Scott wrote a very popular novel called Anne of Geierstein where one of the characters was so beautiful and independent that the villagers knew she had to be a witch. When the Opal she always wore was dropped from her neck, she disappeared forever. In the days where being a strong woman was considered witchcraft, people avoided Opal out of fear, but today, we know that is ridiculous! It’s the modern equivalent of being scared of black cats. You see, there is nothing inherently wrong with Opal, and wearing it isn’t a source of bad luck. Fine Opal is beautiful and different than any other gemstone!

Opals have been revered by scholars and enthusiasts since it was first discovered! Throughout the years, the various colors displayed in fine Opal have filled people with wonder, as no other stone has bright reds, cool greens, vibrant yellows, and deep blues contained in a singular gemstone. The Romans gave it the name Opalus which means precious stone. Arabic legend said it came from lightening, while ancient Greeks thought it gave the wearer the gift of prophecy and protection. With the exception of Sir Walter Scott’s take on the gemstone, Opal has always been considered a gemstone with positive vibes!

I would love to help you with Opal jewelry! Angela Cisneros Jewelry Concierge brings back the joy and confidence of jewelry shopping, so that you can celebrate with ease! My by-appointment approach means:

  • One-on-one appointments (personal attention and no crowds!)

  • Discretion and privacy (surprises remain surprises!)

  • Expert help from a Graduate Gemologist with 25 years of experience (yep, that’s me!)

Book your FREE appointment with me today!

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