Opalite stone meaning
Natural stone shares the same basic chemical properties as opal. It is made of tiny spheres of silicon dioxide which stack onto each other in a pyramid grid shape. This grid is what allows the cat’s eye effect to be displayed when the stone is cut into a high domed cabochon. Natural stone is referred to as common opal to prevent confusing it with synthetic glass.
Often confuse with dendritic quartz, The gem is a very rare stone that you can see on the picture and video. Easily distinguished by its distinct tree or fern-like markings knowns as dendrites, which are most often grey to black in color.
Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica. Its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals.
It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl, and basalt.
It is a trade name for man-made opalescent glass and various opal simulants. Other names for this glass product include argenon, sea opal, opal moonstone and other similar names.
When glass is placed against a dark background, it appears to have a blue color. When placed against a light background, it is milky white with an orange or pink glow. Because it is glass, it may sometimes contain air bubbles, an after effect of the forming process.
Opalite crystal meaning and healing properties benefits
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
The stone increases and exploits your own personal power. It boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, as well as improve your sense of self-worth. It may also help in unleashing the inner strength for you to express and uncover your own deeper feelings.
Opalite under microscope
What is opalite good for?
The stone improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. Emotionally, The crystal helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalising our hidden feelings.
Is opalite a real gemstone?
There are 2 kinds of stone. One is a trade name of a man-made variety of glass. This not is not real, not opal or moonstone or quartz, but is just a very pretty glass. This name is also used to promote impure varieties of variously colored of natural opal.
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