Opal- Confidence & Happiness

 

Opal gemstone is synonymous with confidence, happiness and loyalty because of its properties. It is a variety of quartz, which is formed when silica combined with hot water.

This is a very soft and delicate gemstone and can be cracked or damaged easily. Opal contains water and that’s why it is very sensitive to heat, cold and moisture. To avoid breaking, Opals should always be stored in moist absorbent cotton.

This gemstone mainly found in southern Australia, Brazil, Mexico and US.

Historic value

According to ancient Roman legends, Opal fell directly on earth during lighting. That’s why Romans pay high regards to Opal. This gem was being crafted in crown of Holy Roman Emperor. This magnificent stone has an impressive phenomenon called “play of color”. When this stone is placed and moved in the light it displays rainbow colors. It is caused due to diffraction of light in silica spheres composition of the stone.

Properties :

This magnificent stone has various healing properties. It is well known to cure of blood related disorder and depression. A variety of opal crystal is also used in neural disorders. This crystal is also used in healing of the spleen, pancreas and bones. It clears out all the blockages and enhancing the energy flow in the body. By this way it also heals eye problems and improves eyesight.

This stone is also used as a trendy fashion accessory. It is commonly used in fashion jewelry such as rings, necklace, pendants and bracelets. This gemstone also supports affectionate and love among the couples. It is also pretty good for financial gain and enhancing imagination and intuition power.

Opal is also known as a birthstone for October month. Due to this capability, It is more effective and useful for people born in October month. It is widely found in Western USA localities, Mexico, Australia, England and the Czech Republic.

It has a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. So it is considered quite soft and less durable for making rough jewelries. It is used only in making soft jewelries like pendants, earrings, necklaces, etc.

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