So I just got back from Greece. When I travel, I usually like to get a charm or piece of jewelry that reminds me of the place. I found this shop with really beautiful blue opals set in silver. I tried one on and it looked AMAZING on me. BUT I have always heard that it's bad luck for people not born in October to wear opals.

I know this is ridiculous. Intellectually, I know it makes no sense. But I cannot bring myself to wear opals, even though I think they are beautiful and amazing and look great on me. Gah!

I ended up buying an opal charm (see photo) for my sister's birthday (she was born in October), and now I'm super jealous of it. It's sitting in my bag, and I want it for myself. But I know she would really like it, so I will probably give it to her.

Photo: It looks kind of like this, except with a Greek meander pattern around the outside and the opal is deeper blue

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Do y'all have weird superstitions that you obey even though they make no sense? Also, does anyone know of a good loophole for the opal rule? I feel if I found a loophole I could somehow rationalize it to myself (even though it's irrational in the first place—I don't know, just go with it.) Please make me feel less weird.