General information Opal
Opal can be colourless, white, black, pink, orange and strongly iridescent. The stone is translucent and has a glass to resin-like sheen. There are different types depending on colour, for example: hyalite (colourless), cacholong (white), fire opal (orange with a pearlescent sheen), noble opal (strongly iridescent), Andean opal, girasol opal and chrys opal. Dendrite opal has inclusions and is also called merlinite. Opalite or opaline is not real opal but (artificially made) glass.
Opal is a protective and activating stone. It makes you cheerful, optimistic, lively, spontaneous, original, creative and stimulates an interest in art and appreciation for beautiful things. The stone also has a strong connection with love, passion and (enjoying) sexuality and makes you loyal and loyal. Physically opal stimulates the self-healing capacity of the body and has a purifying effect. It has a positive effect on memory, Parkinson's disease, infections, fever and adrenal glands.
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The origin of the name opal is uncertain. The Romans knew the word opalus, most probably derived from the Sanskrit úpala ('gemstone'). They used this in the sense of 'coloured stone', but it is uncertain whether they meant the mineral that we now call opal. It has been suggested that the Roman goddess of fertility, Ops, wife of the god Saturn, gave her name to this gemstone. This on the occasion of the Opalia, Roman festivities around the solstice (December 21st) dedicated to Ops. However, this is folk ethymology and is not correct.