Australian Opal is one of the most magical and picturesque earth Stones. It creates a three-dimensional fluorescence image of different colors, depending on the type and the locality where the Stone was excavated and the quantity of Silicon layers inside it. The captured LIGHT refracts at various positions.
The word Opal or "Upala" has derived from Sanskrit, which means Jewel. Beautiful Opal was also known to the Romans. They were excavating it in various localities in Europe, which are now completely depleted. Today 96% of Opals come from Australia. The rest are found in the USA, Brazil, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, and Canada.
Formation of Opal occurs when water from the surface washes micro Silicon Crystals beneath the ground and loads them into the cracks of well-seasoned iron ore. The water evaporates and creates Silicon deposit Crystallisation, which fossilizes together with iron during long periods and forms the most beautiful natural three-dimensional Crystal. Opal contains from 4 to 22% of water, and its Silicon content also varies. The more layers of Silicon there are, the nicer and more expensive Opal can be. Some Opals (Hydrophan) can also absorb water up to 15%, which then evaporates in a few weeks - as they absorb water, the color and light reflection inside them changes and becomes more affluent.
Opal is a Stone of Inspiration - an amplifier of imagination and creativity. It contains a higher proportion of water than most other Earth Crystals. Like water overturns and loses rocks and roots along its way, the Energy of Opal helps you to lose and overcome all obstacles in life. At the time of creativity, it gives you an invaluable source of working Energy. Opal carries invisibility and self-esteem. It raises Love toward Human Spiritual Nature and increases the feeling of safety, happiness, and fullness. It brings renewal and new beginnings in a new higher form of love with new people. It's very effective when programmed for positive dreaming. In each Opal, there is a specific color that dominates. That color strengthens the power of the related Energy Centre of Consciousness.
Traditionally, it was used to relieve headaches, bad eyesight problems, and Parkinson's disease, but today it's mainly used for Spiritual Progression.