Green Opal Palm
Green Opal is a common opal made up of Silicon Dioxide just like a quartz crystal. However, unlike quartz it contains up to 38% water but most commonly 3-16%. Common Opals do not display the optical property known as “Play of Color” or Opalescence that precious Opals do. Associated with the heart chakra, zodiac sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 3, Green Opal is rejuvenating and nourishing to the heart. Aiding with heartache, this stone helps one find their true strength during hard times. Green Opal is soothing and cleanses the heart of unwanted emotion, clears the mind and raises awareness of surroundings.
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GREEN OPAL (Madagascar)
/GREEN COMMON OPAL
Opal is made up of Silicon Dioxide, just like quartz crystal. But unlike quartz it contains up to 38% water, but most commonly 3%-16%. Until recently it was believed that all opal was completely amorphous, however now we know that isn’t the case. Some Opal’s contain tightly packed spherical SIO₂ molecules in a hexagonal structure lattice. Not always perfect, but they do have a pattern. There are 2 types of opal; precious and common. Precious Opal displays an optical property that gemologists call, “Play of Color” or Opalescence, and Common Opal does not. Common Opal is usually milky white, grey, yellow/brown or black. Precious Opals display every color that we can see. They do so by diffracting light through their lattice structures. Formed under water by diatom shells that accumulate on sea/river/lake beds. Diatoms are algae that synthesize silicon dioxide in water to use in their cell walls. They produce most of the oxygen on the planet, not trees. Diatoms tend to have massive “blooms” and then die off and sink to the bottom of the water column, where they accumulate in silt. Here is where, over thousands & millions of years, they can fall into seams between rocks, pockets in sediment and slowly take over the skeletal systems of decayed plant matter to form opals. Black Opal is the rarest variety, & white, grey and green are the most common. The biggest Opal producers are Australia, Ethiopia & Nevada. There are very rare opals in Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Slovakia. Opal is the birthstone for October.
– Associated with the heart chakra, zodiac sign of libra and vibrates to the number 3.
– Rejuvenating and nourishing to the heart, & for those with heartache.
– Helps one find their true strength and persevere through hard times.
– Soothing, especially when hyper-emotional.
– Cleanses heart of unwanted emotion, clears mind, & raises awareness of surroundings.
– Live in the moment.
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