Gemstone: Blue Common Opal

Common opal does not have play-of-color or fire of traditional precious opal. It tends to come in opaque, dreamy colors with various color patterns and matrices. It is known to be more gentle and soothing than precious opal, and the HBJ studio is particularly enamored with the lush, cool blue hues of blue common opal.
MOHs Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Origins: India
Care: All opals are fragile like glass: be extra careful to avoid abrasive surfaces, and avoid knocking your opal against hard surfaces. Extreme temperature shifts can cause cracks. To keep your opal clean, use warm water with mild soap and a soft toothbrush or cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner.
Healing Properties: Calming of the mind
Birthstone: October 
Anniversary: 14th