9k Australian Crystal Opal Pendant
- Opal Type: Solid Opal
- Origin: Mintabie – Coober Pedy – South Australia
- 9k Yellow Gold
The stone name opal comes from the Sanskrit word “Upala” for stone or precious stone.
Solid (cabochon) – Most cutters prefer to produce the opal as a solid cut ‘en cabochon’ if the gem is sufficiently thick. The opal is left in its natural state and simply shaped and polished on the cutter’s wheel.
Opal amplifies traits and brings characteristics to the surface for transformation. It enhances self -worth, confidence and self-esteem, and helps you to understand your full potential. It also brings lightness and spontaneity.
The stone is said to help stimulate originality and dynamic creativity encourages an interest in the arts, and aids in accessing one’s true self. Because the stone is absorbent and reflective, it helps you to pick up thoughts and feelings, amplify them, and return them to their source.
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).