Opal is a non-crystalline gemstone, unlike most other gemstones. It is hardened silica, and contains 5-10% water. It is a harder mineral, 7 on the Mohs' scale. Opals are usually translucent, and depending on how the silica is structured, an opal may show iridescence.
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Opals are said to amplify buried emotions and desires, while allowing for the release of inhibitions.
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Opal is reputed to help a wearer let go of anger, awaken intuition and spark imagination, while promoting a clearer imagination and more vivid dreams.
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And opals are also said to be stones for faithful lovers.
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