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Asian cultures believe opals to be a gem of hope. Australian Aborigines believe their ancestors left behind opals as a sign of their enduring presence. They also believe that fire sprang forth from opals. Given as a gift, opal is said to mean faithfulness and confidence. Opals are said to stimulate psychic abilities and inspire creativity, inspiration and imagination. Traditional opals have a base white color, though blue and black Boulder Opals (which are more durable) are gaining notoriety and becoming more valuable.