There are worlds in an opal. ~Astrid Alauda
Don’t ever wear artistic jewelry; it wrecks a woman’s reputation. ~Colette, Gigi, 1944, translated
The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know;
But lay an Opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.