Discover the wonderful world of Opal: A rainbow on earth.
"It is a stone so delicate to look at, that inspires love and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness"
This month we will embark on a journey through the fascinating world of opal.
Opal has captivated humanity for centuries with its dazzling play of colors and magical appearance. It was considered by everyone in the ancient world to be the most charming and mysterious of gems. Its name comes from the Sanskrit "upala", which means "precious stone". In ancient Rome, it was considered the symbol of hope and purity. The ancient Greeks believed that opal was a manifestation of the tears of happiness shed by Zeus when he defeated the Titans. Such a spectacular stone could not be anything other than a gift from the gods!
Opal is a wonder of nature that forms from the combination of silica and water in rock cracks. Australia is known to be the main source of opals, with 95% of the world's production. However, it is also found in places like Mexico, Brazil, and Ethiopia. Each region brings its unique touch of colors and nuances, making each opal a truly special piece.
Ready to immerse yourself in the magical properties of opal? Here we go! Opal is known for its ability to reflect a wide range of colors, a phenomenon called "color play." This set can include shades of blue, green, yellow, pink and even purple.
In the metaphysical world, opal acts as a prism within the aura, bringing a full spectrum of light energy into the system, calming and cleansing the emotional body, and increasing the will to live and the joy of earthly existence. It ignites optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows the release of inhibitions that inspire love and passion. Opal enhances cosmic awareness and stimulates flashes of intuition and insight, but is a protective stone for deep inner work, meditations and shamanic journeys of the lower world.
Opal is best known for its ability to bring one's traits and characteristics to the surface for examination and transformation. Just as opal absorbs and reflects light, it collects thoughts and feelings, desires and buried emotions, amplifying them and returning them to the source. While magnifying one's negative attributes may be uncomfortable, it provides insight into how destructive these emotions can be and aids the process of letting them go. Opal also illuminates the positive actions and emotions of the self, enhancing the good and true, and fostering one's greatest potential. It is a karmic stone with a reminder that what one sends will come back
In short, opal is much more than an exquisite jewel; It's a link to ancient history and a reminder that what you give comes back to you. Whether you are looking to let go of negative emotions or ignite optimism or creativity, this gemstone has something for everyone.
We invite you to explore our fascinating collection of carefully selected opals. Each piece tells a unique story and connects you to the vibrations of the Earth and the cosmos. Don't wait any longer to add a touch of magic and color to your life with the resplendent opal!
Until next time!
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