Opal, range in color from milky white, to blue, green to red and yellow. It brings with in itself emotional stability and helps to reinforce positive thought patterns. It encourages inventions and creativity. It is a great stone to remove blockage, esp. self imposed ones that limit ones personal growth. Opal can enhance psychic abilities too. It’s the birth stone for the month of October.
If the opals are left in water and allowed to soak it up, they may lose their fire temporarily and turn yellow or brown. But don’t worry, the fire and color will come back once the opals have fully dried, which can take a few minutes to weeks, depending on how much water they managed to absorb. Opals are sometimes referred to as living gems due to their ability to soak up liquids. Ethiopian opals handle gradual temperature changes well. SO when drying an opal that has managed to soak up water and lose its fire, let it dry naturally. Do not try to speed up the process by placing the opals under a hot light or hairdryer.
Because of the opal’s thirstiness liquids like perfumes. soaps and cleaning products can stain your opals and change their color. If that happens, try washing them with warm water and wiping with a soft cloth before allowing them to dry on their own.