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Physical Properties

Color white, colorless, pale yellow
Hardness 5-6
Specific Gravity 2- 2.5
Refractive index 1.53-1.55

Overview:  Opal is a hydrated silica (SiO2.nH2O) with a water content within the mineral structure. Precious Opal contains 6% - 10% water and consists of small silica spheres arranged in an orderly three dimensional structure. It is created by percolating water in or near sedimentary volcanic ash that dissolves silica of shells, bones and woods, "fossilizing" them into opal. Opal is not a particularly hard stone so care must be taken to preserve the natural beauty of this gem

Healing Power:  Opal has been described in medival times as a cure for diseases of the eye. Fire Opal: Red corpuscle & blood disorders; depression; apathy; lethargy; Black Opal: Reproductive organs; spleen & pancreas; filters red corpuscles & aids white corpuscles; bone marrow; depression, especially of sexual origin; White Opal: Balances left and right brain hemispheres for neuro disorders; stimulates white corpuscles;

Mystical Power:  Black opal is regarded as an extremely lucky stone. In ancient times opal was accepted as a symbol of faithfulness and confidence. It has reputed healing properties, especially to increase mental capacities such as creative imagination. Black opals worn near the heart on necklaces made of gold are said to protect one from the evil eye and protect travelers on journeys to far away lands. Opals have been ground up and used a magic potions to heal the body, ward off bad dreams, and used an energy enhancement tools.

Legend:  The Romans first popularised Opal about 100 BC and gave it the name opalus (to see a change of colour). They prized Opal above all other precious stones and believed the holder to be charmed with good fortune. The only European source of this rare and prized gemstone prior to the sixteenth century was the volcanic deposits of Czechoslovakia . Later the Spaniards brought back fine examples of Aztec Opal from the New World. Beautiful Opals have featured in many of the Crown Jewels of Europe and they remain popular with heads of state and the rich and famous.

Occurence:   Notable Occurrences include Western USA, Mexico, Australia and many other localities around the world. Australia produces approximately 95% of the world's precious opal. Other deposits occur in North, Central and South America, and Indonesia.

Color:  It can exhibit a full range of hues from the color wheel set against a light or dark background. The most well known varieties are recognized by the appearance of confetti-like colors sparkling over a white or dark ground.

Care:  Avoid heat, chemicals, ultrasonic, and repolishing.

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