A gorgeous stone with an iridescent tone caused by diffraction of light within the stone itself. Itâ€™s a very delicate stone that is associated with passion and love. Opal comes from the Sanskrit word Upala, which means precious stone as w...
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A gorgeous stone with an iridescent tone caused by diffraction of light within the stone itself. Itâ€™s a very delicate stone that is associated with passion and love. Opal comes from the Sanskrit word Upala, which means precious stone as well as the Greek word Opallios which means a change in colour.
Physical Energy Properties: Known to be helpful for those with Parkinsonâ€™s disease. It can also be great for better vision and eyes. Opal has also been said to help with memory and cognition. It can even be great for detoxification.
Emotional Energy Properties: Opal will help you discover your true potential and your purpose in life. It shows you how to identify your feelings, how to acknowledge and accept them. Itâ€™s also said to bring loyalty in the form of being loyal and attracting other loyal people.
Chakras: Associated with the Heart chakra, the Throat chakra and the Crown chakra which connects with your heart center, speaking your truth and getting guidance from the universe.
Astrological signs: Connected with Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer and Libra
History: The oldest opal to be uncovered came from around 4000 B.C from Ethiopia. In ancient Hungary, they mined opal to sell to Europe and the Middle East. It was also mined throughout history in Mexico, Peru, and Honduras. Ancient Rome was the first civilization to buy and sell opal and the wealthy loved collecting these beautiful stones amongst others. In the Middle Ages, it was known as the eye stone and was thought to bring good eyesight and help with eye issues.
Where it's found: Australia has more than 90% of the global output of opal. Opal can still be found in Canada, United States, Zambia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Poland, Peru, New Zealand, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Darker coloured opals are more valuable than white opals and a black can be worth as much as $15,000 a carat in Australian Dollars.
How to use it: Place on the heart or wherever needed. Beautiful and powerful in jewelry.