Crystal Opal Pendant
18K White Gold
Stone Size: 9*5mm
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.
Unlike opal doublets or opal triplet gems, this opal is formed naturally. A large piece of host rock often has, small portions of opal. The pieces of opal seem to add a playful glitter to an otherwise, ordinary piece of rock. In most cases, the volume of opal as compared to the volume of the rock would be quite small. The opal is spread all over the stone rather than being, concentrated within a small portion of the rock. The gem cutter in this case, cuts the entire piece into smaller pieces and shapes and polishes each of the small pieces. As you might have guessed, each of those small pieces has some amount of opal and a significant portion of rock. Since the final piece of ‘opal’ would contain the host rock along with the opal, you would not refer to the stone as a solid opal.
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.