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Silver Opal Australia Map Pendant Purple

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    Silver Opal Australia Map Pendant Purple

    • Opal Type: Triplet Opal
    • Origin: Lightning Ridge, Walgett Shire, NSW
    • Sterling Silver 925
    • Stone Size:  7*5 mm

    The stone name opal comes from the Sanskrit word “upala” for stone, or precious stone.

    Triplets consist of three layers:

    A black backing as above

    A paper-thin slice of opal in the middle

    A clear glass, quartz, or plastic capping in the shape of a dome.

    Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit.

    Opal has a larger proportion of water in it than most stones and is considered a water stone. This can help ease the effort of handling change in life. 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.

    Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion.

    The translucence of a crystal opal often gives it a greater clarity and vibrancy of colour than opaque stones.

    A black backing which is made of either black industrial glass, black patch (colourless opal), hard plastic, brown ironstone or sometimes vitrolite.

    A thin slice of opal (normally crystal opal or white opal). The thickness of the opal in a doublet can vary, however, it is generally thicker than the opal found in a triplet. The edges of the slice of opal are generally rounded off (if there is enough opal) to give the stone a cabochon (domed top).

    OPAL, THE “EYE STONE”

    Silver Opal Australia Map Pendant Purple

    • Birthstone – October
    • Zodiac: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces
    • Element – Water

    Opal is the birthstone for the month of October, along with pink tourmaline. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th year of marriage. The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit Upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.”

    Opal is predominantly found in Australia. 95% of it, to be exact, is found there, thus making opal the country’s national gemstone.

    The most appreciated and valuable opal is 

    Black Opal

    , due to their dark body tone and the resulting vibrant play of colour. 

    Semi-black Opal

    , also known as 

    Dark Opal

    or 

    Grey Opal

    , refers to opals which have a darker body tone than white opals, yet are not quite dark enough to be classified as Black Opals. They are found mostly at Lightning Ridge, however they have also been found at Mintabie in South Australia.

    See all our 

    Black Opal

    and 

    Semi-Black Opal

    items here.

    To define opal they are solid gems mineraloid that is solidified from the chemical silicon dioxide, which comes from cavities in decaying vegetation, wood, and bones.

    The opal can be quite superb. Opal from Lightning Ridge is often considered to be the best and brightest in the world. Opal is an emotional stone that reflects the mood of each person. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. It encourages both freedom and independence.

    Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions. It stimulates originality and creativity, helping to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self.

    They are known for strengthening the memory, it also encourages an interest in arts. By wearing your Opal you will bring loyalty, faithfulness, and spontaneity. Opal is a noncrystalline form of the mineral silica. Opal is related to the more common crystalline cousins such as quartz and agate. Opal differs as it is formed from amorphous lumps of silica rather than that from naturally faceted crystals. The chemical composition of opal is SiO2H2O, silicon dioxide combined with water (an opal stone may contain up to 30% water.) Opal’s Moh’s hardness rating is measured at 6.0 to 6.5 on the scale similar in hardness to quartz. Most opal is more than 65 million to 145 million years old and is found in the Cretaceous layer of rock which was during the period when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

    Silver Opal Australia Map Pendant Purple

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