Dimension : 6.1mm x 5.3mm
Weight : 0.60cts
Shape : Oval
Mineral : Southern Australia
Treatment : Unheated/ Natural
Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica; its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals.
Opal is found in colors such as Colorless, white, yellow, red, orange, green, brown, black, blue, pink. Opal hardness is 5.5–6 hardness according to the Mohs scale with 2.15 Specific gravity. Opal is a Single refractive gemstone, often anomalous double refractive due to strain. Precious opal displays play-of-color (iridescence), common opal does not show the play of color. these two things are broad classes of opal.
Opal can be found in Australia, Ethiopia, the United States, Canada, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil.
Healing Properties of Opal
Opal occurs in nearly all colors, and dominant color energies may be utilized to stimulate corresponding chakras. Opal promotes a calm and centered mind for prayer and meditation, allowing one to connect with the Earth and her spirit, and to experience the elemental joy of the natural world. Opal is the traditional birthstone for those born in October. In Feng, Shui Precious Opal utilizes Fire energy, the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination, and activity.