OPAL is an underdog who keeps it real. It’s a stone that drops truth bombs more often than rappers drop F-bombs – opal brings up traits and characteristics to the surface for examination and transformation.
Opal absorbs and reflects light as it dances, and likewise, it picks up thoughts and feelings, desires and buried emotions, amplifying them and returning them to the source. Some of the stuff that comes up can be bitter to taste, but the only way out is through, right?
Luckily, opal also focuses on the positive actions and emotions of the self, enhancing the good and true, to foster high-energy potential. It is a karmic stone with a reminder that what you send out always comes back.
Opal and optimism go hand-in-hand. It keeps it real and raw, but not without setting up the scaffolding. Within, opals can spark a childlike playfulness, a motherly strength, a fatherly tenderness, a sisterly joy, and a brotherly love. It’s one big happy family.
Namesake: The Sanskrit upala, meaning ‘precious stone’, and later the Greek derivative Opallios, meaning ‘to see a change of color’
Vibes: Inspiration / Karma / The innocence of youth / Truth / Desire / Playfulness / Imagination / Transformation / Self-confidence / Fidelity / Optimism
Tough Love Level: 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale.