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Name - The name “Opal” has been derived from the the Latin word Opalus, meaning 'seeing jewel'. Another theory is that the word “Opal” comes from Upala, a Sanskrit word meaning a precious stone.

Indian name – Opal only

Formation – Opal fills cavities in sedimentary rocks or veins in igneous rocks. It forms stalagmites or stalactites, and replaces organic material in fossil wood, shell and bone.

Sources – The main producer of Opal has been Australia since the 19th century. Other producers of Opal include Czechoslovakia, U.S.A, Brazil, Mexico and Southern Africa.

Available colours – Opal is fundamentally colourless, but such high-quality gemstone is rarely found. Disseminated impurities generally impart to Opal various dull body colours that range from the pale whites to yellows and reds derived from iron oxides to black from manganese oxides and organic carbon.

Properties
SG – 2.10, RI – 1.37 – 1.47, Hardness – 6

Opal has high specific gravity; it is heavier than an average stone of the same size.

Astrological Indications
Zodiac –Libra
Planet – Venus
Day – Friday

You can wear the lovely Opal too. But, only after a consultation with an experienced Astrologer. You will not want to attract unsuitable suitors or unwanted love affairs! Will you? Talk to an Astrologer to be sure if Opal will suit you or your loved one, before you get one!

Advantages – Using Opal is said to bring the following benefits -
  • Improves financial condition
  • Enhances sexual power
  • Increases mental capacities such as creative imagination
  • Promotes good concentration and mental peace
  • Heals the body, wards off bad dreams and is also used as an energy enhancement tool
  • Enhances the name, fame and artistic quality of a person

If you already know that this gemstone will be ideal for you, and want to buy it, you can buy an original, certified and high quality Opal gemstone here.

Fancy Fact – Most Opal gematones are more than 60 million years old, and generally dates back to the Cretaceous period, when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.