Some fun information about Opals. Known as birthstone choice for October. The changing colors and flashing fire seen in Opal are symbolic of love, life, hope and truth. Its rainbow of hues make Opal and ideal fashion accessory with year-round appeal. The crown of the Holy Roman Emperor held a superb example, a fiery red Opal called “The Burning of Troy”. This was given as a gift from Napoleon to Josephine – forming part of the crown jewels of France. Queen Victoria also loved Opals, and often presented them as wedding gifts.