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ethiopian opal
Ethiopian Opal (rough) in matrix
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Opal Care: Soak solid opal in plain water for about an hour once a month. Water is one of the chemical components in opal and can be gradually lost over time, causing the stone to crack (this is called crazing). Never put opal in oil or in detergent solution, because it may lose the color. Remove dirt by gently wiping with tissue paper moistened with rubbing alcohol. Opal should never be heated.

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Pink Peruvian Opal

Opal Gemstone meaning

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. Opals contain water, which makes them very sensitive to heat. They are soft and can be cracked or chipped easily. Opals should be stored in moist absorbent cotton.

Ethiopian Opal

Ethiopian opal is believed to be an old gemstone. In 1939, an anthropologist found evidence of use of the opal by early man in a cave in Kenya. It was not until the mid 1990s when the opal was re-discovered and mining was begun.

Vision stone

  • Enhances creativity and stimulates the imagination
  • Aligns spiritual with astral and psychic planes
  • Mystic vision stone

This stone is also known as the "Chocolate Opal" because of its chocolate color inside its nodule. Good Ethiopian opals have diverse play of colors from Neon reds, oranges, green, blue, white, yellow, brown and a fire color. Ethiopian fire opals have striking pattern formations which make each opal unique.

No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.