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Shakespeare referred to opals as "queen of gems." The Greeks believed opals contained the tears shed by Zeus after his victory over the Titans. Ancient Arabs believed opals fell from heaven in flashes of lightning, thus acquiring their fiery brilliance and dazzling array of colors. Romans believed opals contained a trapped rainbow, considering it symbol of hope. And, Hindus believe opals were formed when the Mother Goddess turned the Virgin Goddess into an opal to protect her against the relentless pursuits of the male Gods. There are many varieties of opals - black, fire, rainbow, light, crystal, boulder, pink, water, and white - each with their own history, legends, and myths. Opals have been discovered in African caves that date back as far as 4000 B.C.

Linked to the heart, stomach and digestion, opals stimulate the glands and regulate acids, enzymes, and metabolism. Opals are also effective in mending broken hearts and restoring inner harmony.

Astrologically, opals are associated with Cancer.

Moonlit Waters jewelry incorporating opal includes:

Sugar Plum Fantasies
Sugar Plum Fantasies
Opal
Opal
Opal
Opal