Opal or Upal is the birthstone for the zodiac sign Libra. It has a unique visual appeal due to the fact that it reflects lights of different wavelengths which when interact, produce a beautiful effect.
As per theories, the name Opal is derived from ‘Opalus’ which is Latin for jewel. Some theories also state that it is derived from ‘Upala’ which is Sanskrit for stone.
Opal’s benefits have been recognized by people down the ages. It gained popularity at the time of the Romans. Regarded as a precious stone, Opal or Upal is the symbol of hope and happiness. Opal is found in different colors. Precious Opal is the translucent to transparent variety of Opal and is the most widely used. It has a pearl-like milky opalescence and displays a beautiful play of colors when observed from different angles due to the interaction of reflected light.
Upal bestows the wearer with delicate beauty, bounty and power. A mystifying gemstone, Opal passes on to the wearer massive energy.
Opal is a promoter of clear eyesight and also helps relieve fatigue. Also, it helps in purification of blood. Opal reduces ill effect of pain during childbirth. By bringing clarity in thought process, Upal facilitates the decision-making process. Opal helps one to get more in touch with oneself and hence, helps in self-acceptance.
Different varieties of Opal aid in healing. Fire Opals diminish the disorders related to blood or RBC’s and aid in curing apathy, lethargy and depression. Opal is pricey and helps reviving reproductive organs, helps cure sexual problems. Also, it can help revive spleen and pancreas. It filters the blood and facilitates WBC formation. Accepted as a sign of faith and confidence, the Opal has the capability to enhance mental capability. When worn as a neckpiece, near heart, Black Opal protects from evil eye. Travelers are recommended to wear Opal for protection on distant journeys. Black Opals also benefit in cases of bone marrow related problems and curing depression.
Balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain, White Opal aids in curing neuro disorders. It also stimulates formation of WBC.
Care & Cleaning of Opal or Upal
- It breaks and scratches easily because it is very fragile due to presence of water inside
- Opals expand if exposed to sun as they are heat sensitive
- Opal should be regularly oiled to retain the water inside as loss of water leads to iridescence and cracks
- Detergents can dry Opal. Keep them away from such detergents
Studded in silver or ashatdhatu, Opal should be worn on a Sunday morning.
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