OPAL is a very old stone formed when a combination of silica and water flowed and hardened in cracks and spaces in the earth. The high water content gives a silky and milky translucent opalescent color. Colors can include: white, pink, blue, orange and some of iridescent reflections and combinations, also many synthetic as well. They are sensitive to heat and light, often brittle and can be cracked or chipped quite easily. In Roman times opal was, next to emerald, the most valuable gem. The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the “stone of the Gods”. Like water rolls over and past rocks and roots in its way, the energy of opal can help continue on your path regardless of obstacles. During times of transformation, this is an invaluable energy to work with and hold close to your heart. Opal is used in lightwork as a stone for strong and safe dream work, meditation, protection and astral travels. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbulent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace. Physical help for: headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system. Opal Care: is best cleansed under softly running water or under the light of the Moon. It is important to keep Opals out of sunlight where their water content can dry out. Once a month regular soaking in water is beneficial. Known as the stone of being precious. – White Opal is a stone of angelic connections. It is often used for clearing confusion, creates inspiration, spontaneity, happy dreams and changes. It is useful in balancing all chakras. – Blue Opal gives us the courage to voice what we desire, with the added gift of charisma and charm. – Pink Opal heals emotional trauma and is the stone of peace and tranquility for the heart (joy bringing). – Redwood Opal grounds as it increases one’s resilience to life’s ups and downs, and it allows one to bear grief and loss without being dragged into depression. It helps in healing emotional wounds from the past, and it helps to feel things deeply yet with detachment. – Opals, of any kind, activate matters of the heart by promoting love, loyalty, attraction and the fiery passion that comes when those three traits are combined. It can be quite an exciting and explosive stone!