Gemstone: White Common Opal

Common opal does not have the play-of-color or fire of traditional precious opal. It tends to come in opaque, dreamy colors with various color patterns and tree-like matrices. It is known to be more gentle and soothing than precious 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: Purification
Birthstone: October 
Anniversary: 14th