Like light passing through rain in a rainbow, the brilliant flashes of colour displayed in Opal has the ability to charm and ignite the senses, fostering optimism and creativity. By wearing Opal, it is thought that normal inhibitions may be thwarted, facilitating new romantic endeavors and passion.
Typically, opals are cut into cabochons, as they are usually too delicate to be faceted. This however, does not diminish the brilliant colour play and flashes of light the gem will display. Opals were popularised by Queen Victoria, who considered the gem to be her personal talisman.