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“There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of the day, so do I.”
~John Steinbeck

Opals are formed of the mineral silica, however, they're in a completely non-crystalline form, unlike their counterparts like agate and quartz. Since opals have high water content and are formed from hydrated, amorphous silica, they are classified as a mineraloid, rather than full minerals.

Both precious and common opals may be opaque, translucent or opaque, with their backgrounds being any color in the spectrum, including black and white. Black opals are the most valued, due to their rarity, with the more common variants being in shades of green, white, and grey.

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The opal draws the eyes of onlookers and helps to bridge gaps and to build and maintain relationships. It can also perform akin to a shield, protecting its wearer from negative thoughts and influences, always striving to maintain the right kind of balance in one's mind. Those born in October benefit especially from the opal's protection, and positive influence.

Opals for Balance and Healing


Inhibitions are broken down by the opal, allowing its bearer's buried or hampered feelings to come forth. Even so, the opal helps to stabilize any increased and amplified feelings, ensuring that balance is maintained and is favored among those who look within themselves, and who meditate.

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