The passion stone
Its name comes from the Latin "opalus" and the Greek "opallios" which means to see a change of colour.
In ancient Greece, legend has it that, after the triumph over the Titans, the god Zeus shed tears of joy
which turned into opal when they fell to the ground. From then on, the Greeks expressed great
admiration for this precious stone and renamed it "ophthalmios", which means "stone of the eye".
There are many varieties of opals ranging from white, black, water, fire, and even matrix opals, which retain part of the parent rock. All these varieties can have the opal's characteristic play of colours, capable of reflecting light rays and transforming them into the colours of the rainbow. This spectacular play of colours is produced by the lepispheres acting as diffraction gratings, emerging areas that change from violet to red, green and blue. This spectacular play of colours is produced by the lepisphere bundles acting as diffraction gratings, emerging areas that change from violet to red, green and blue.
We can also see in some opals that cloud-like appearance of turbidity with scattered particles called opalescence.
Its main deposits are in Australia, Mexico and Ethiopia.
Opal is one of the gemstones with the most powerful energy. It is linked to love, passion and desire. It helps to intensify emotional states and release inhibitions, being of great favour to push love relationships towards a more daring and creative side.