This unisex Jewish amulet is made from a .925 Sterling Silver Star of David. It is decorated with an Opal gemstone and the Hebrew letters Lamed, Aleph, Vav have been embossed onto the front. On the reverse the reads: 'Purifying Places and Spaces'. It measures approx. 25mm and come on 18" sterling silver box chain gift boxed.
It is believed that Opal, known as “The Gem of the Gods”, is the most powerful and magical of all stones. Many beliefs connected to Opal have emerged over the years but it has always had a mystical significance. Some of the most prominent beliefs are that it can aid in psychic vision and has the power to open the spiritual centers. In the 16th Century, Opal was written "ophal." Some believe the name was derived from the word "opthalmos" meaning, "the eye." As a result, in ancient times, Opal was said to be closely connected with a belief in the Evil Eye and was used as a protection amulet.
As a healing stone, it is believed opal helps to heighten weak emotions and strengthen the memory.
This stone was also considered the gem of love, however could reverse its lucky effects for those who lacked fidelity, bestowing unfortunate circumstances upon unfaithful lovers!