05 Sep Pink Opal – Story of the Stone
Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. Opal is a hardened silica gel, usually containing between 5-10% water. Therefore it is noncrystalline, unlike most other gemstones. There are two variety: precious opal, which shows flashes of colour or iridescence, depending on the angle of viewing and light; then there is common opal whish is often opaque and displays no iridescence. The iridescence of precious opal is caused by the way the structure, or regular arrangement of tiny silica spheres, diffracts light.
Precious opals occur in a great range of colour and varieties. White opal, black opal, fire opal, matrix opal, blue opal, Peruvian blue opal, pink opal…this list is extensive. The best pink opals, however, are found in Peru. They are a beautiful pale pink colour.
Pink opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and fuels creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory.
Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change.
Pink opal is a silicate, containing water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). With this comes less inhibition, more spontaneity, free visualisation, clearer imagination, and more vivid dreams.
Pink opal vibrates at a more gentle frequency and this enhances its calming and soothing effect on the emotional body. It is well suited for very sensitive people, loving people, and people who are in need of healing the wounds of the heart and working with the heart chakra. Pink opal clears and calms the heart and brings a sense of love, peace, and tranquility to one’s aura. It can be used or worn to keep one’s connection to the angelic realms open and clear. Pink opal is a lovely stone for healing the emotions, especially those connected with subconsciously held pain.
Pink opals are also associated with past lives and the world of dreams. They have often been used to stop nightmares. It is said that meditating and sleeping with pink opals help one resolve any painful remembrances, allowing a gentle and loving compassion for one’s self. They are very helpful in relieving fear, worry, or anxiety; they are helpful in dissipating stress and allowing one to be more centred and calm. Pink opal soothes the heart and physically has been known to stabilise any irregular heart beat. It supports the lungs and the utilisation of oxygen in the body. It is a gentle and loving stone for anyone dealing with respiratory issues.
Pink opals can also enhance cosmic consciousness and bring joy and creativity. They are sometimes used when a keen sense of intuition is required.