Natural Opal Gemstones for Sale
See our selection of Natural Loose Opal.
Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World and Empress. In ancient Rome, this gem symbolised love and hope. The Romans gave it a name—opalus—that was synonymous with “precious stone”.
Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity and truth.
Opal is an October birthstone.