Having finally seen The Young Victoria film with Emily Blunt, I am so intrigued by everything Victorian. And apparently, Queen Victoria was in love with jewelry. One of the things we know about Queen Victoria’s jewelry is that she loved opals.
She had a big influence in making sure the Opal gem, in particular, stayed popular. In the nineteenth century Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel called “Ann of Geirstein” where the heroine owned an opal that was unlucky. The opal would burn red when she was angry, and when it turned gray she died because her life force was stuck i