Another crazed opal story: A neighbor of ours bought his wife a
gorgeous tenth anniversary present: a ring containing a HUGE
opal surrounded by diamonds. Very impressive piece of jewelry.
The first weekend after she got it, she wore it to a party, and
over coffee, the group got into a heated political discussion.To
emphasize a point, our heroine banged the palm of her hand on the
table, and the opal disintegrated! (marriage pretty nearly did,
too. She thought he had given her a