Opalite is the trade name for man-made opalescent glass. It is also known as argenon, sea opal and opal moonstone. There is a natural Opalite which shares the same basic chemical properties of Opal. It is made of tiny spheres of silicon dioxide, which stack onto one another in a pyramid shape. Natural Opalite is often referred to as “common opal” to prevent it from being confused for glass opalite. The man made, will appear to have a blue color when placed against a dark background, and will have a milky white or faint orange or pink glow when placed against a white background. As it is glass, it sometimes contains air bubbles.
Opal’s name comes from the greek work opallio, meaning a change in color. A highly fitting name as opal has unique color variations, depending on each specimen. No two opals are exactly alike for this reason. Common opals typically will have traces of light pink, cycan, aquamarine and peach. Opals represent the fire in the heart, or passion held within. It serves the wearer from any potential harm and is viewed as a powerful protection stone.
Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces metaphysical and mystical visions. When programed, this stone can make the wearer “invisible” and is useful when venturing into dangerous places, including shamanic work. The Common Opal is absorben and reflective, picking up thoughts and feelings, amplifying them then returning them to the sender. As a Karmic stone, opal teaches what you get is what you put out. It brings characteristics to life to be transformed. As a seductive, opal has long been connected to love and passion, desire and eroticism, though be warned the used should be centered before using opal to explore or induce feelings. Opal heals earth energy, repairing depletions in the grid.