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Alluring Opal: 4 Fun Facts About October’s Birthstone

October is here and opal season is in full swing! Check out these four fun facts about October’s alluring birthstone, opal.

1) Thousands of years ago, rulers placed opals in their crowns for protection. Today, opals are believed to bring about happiness and inspiration.

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2) Opals are formed from silicon dioxide and water, so it’s safe to say opals are formed by rain! As water runs down the earth and evaporates, it leaves behind silica that dries out and creates beautiful opals.

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3) The different colors you see in opals are from the silica spheres, which refract light and create colors.

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4) In 2008, NASA discovered opal deposits on Mars!

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