Opal is the recognized gemstone for October. White opal has a white or light body color with flashes of many colors, including red, purple and green. Opal has symbolized hope, innocence and purity through the ages. In the middle ages, young, fair-haired girls wore opals in their hair to protect its lovely blond color. Medieval writers also believed opal could render its wearer invisible when the need arose. It was also said to have a beneficial effect on eyesight. This expertly painted figurine, coupled with a high-quality Swarovski gemstone, make the Gemstones collection a perfect gift for anyone.
The Gemstones collection is a great way to introduce someone to the finely crafted ranges produced by Royal Doulton. Featuring a Swarovski gemstone and crafted in exquisite fine bone china, each figure is beautifully hand-made and hand-decorated, demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and artistry. Many people know which gemstone is associated with his or her month of birth. This is probably due to the folklore associated with these stones. Early civilizations as far back as 1400 BC gave mysterious and magical powers to gemstones, believing that wearing the gemstone would give them luck or protect them..