Opal Beads - Jewelry Making Gemstones
Opal beads are often called "the stone of chance". Opals could bring about greed, bad luck and even death. They were also considered to be unlucky because they were thought to lose their color easily and show little fire (a gem term that refers to flashes of color). It is true that these stones quickly fade but they are still "life stones" that enhance the beauty of the wearer. Opals have long been known as a healing stone. The opal is said to contain an "aura" that protects and purifies while cleansing any negative energies. It was also associated with love, peace, tranquility and security.