Saturday, March 17, 2012

True story!

Good afternoon.

Today, 17th of March is St Patric's Day!!

Local Aussies are celebrating this special day!!

By the way,
here is a story.

Isidore Kozminsky in the 1922 edition of his book The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones states that "perhaps against no other gem has the bigotry of superstitious ignorance so prevailed as against the wonderful opal."
He also cites several historical references to the talismanic qualities of opal including the story of a French baron who resided in London, who owned an opal that had been in t...
he family since the twelfth century. In 1908 he took the opal to the London Pavilion where a soothsayer told him that the opal would bring him good fortune and that he was about to inherit £500,000! The London newspaper "Evening News" reported that within a few days the soothsayers' prediction had come true, it also stated that the ancient opal had a feint inscription in old Spanish, which translated to the words "Good Luck".

Carved Multi-red Gem with a floral pattern. © Opaline Collection


Thank you to our friendly mate
for sharing this story with us!

Have a lovely weekend xxx

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