Frequently Asked Questions about Opal

Frequently Asked Questions about Opal

What is Opal Gemstone?

Opal stone is a very attractive milky white stone. Opal has suddenly become very popular and desirable due to its beauty and ‘play of color’ (fire) effect. Opal is liked for its astrological significance & unmatched beauty.

What is the 'play of color' (fire) effect in opal?

Play of colour occurs because light entering the Opal passes through the gaps between the silica spheres inside it. When the light passes through, it is forced to bend to fit through the gap; this bending effect splits the light into the colours of the spectrum.

Opal is Birthstone of which month?

Opal is birth stone of October month as per western astrology.

What planet is associated with Opal?

Opal is the astrological gemstone of Venus (Shukra) planet as per Indian Vedic astrology. Venus symbolizes luxury, opulence, romance, marriage and worldly desires. Opal along with Diamond is very effective astrological gemstone for Venus (Shukra) Planet. It brings financial prosperity, physical well-being and good social status for the wearer.

Who should wear Opal?

Opal is highly recommended to someone, who has Mahadasha or Antardasha of Venus (Shukra) in the horoscope. Indian astrology assigns Opal ratna for Tula (Libra) and Vrishabha (Taurus) rashi. Western astrology recommends opal birthstone for Libra sign. Opal gem can also be worn by the ascendants of Capricorn, Aquarius, Gemini & Virgo.

What are the benefits of Opal?

Opal is most preferred astrological gemstone for Venus (Shukra). Opal benefits include healthier relationships, increased creative potential, more luxury and personal refinement. Venus also signifies the health and well-being of the women in general. Opal is worn to stimulate love, harmony and mutual understanding between the couple and get rid of the marital issues. Opal is used for not only elevating the financial conditions but also for maintaining the social status and luxurious lifestyle. Being associated with the planet of creativity and innovation, Opal is considered highly beneficial for the individuals facing creative blocks, lack of inspiration and insecurities of life. Astrologers strongly believe that wearing white opal benefits in giving an extra push to the artistic expressions and aligns creative energies to gain better outputs.

What colour Opal is preferred for astrological purposes?

White Opal with bright colorful fire is most suitable for sstrological purpose. Opal comes in many other colors like pink, Green, orange, blue, black etc. Gemstones with dark body color like black, blue and green are equally valued as they display a perfect play-of-color above a dark background and such premium opals are used in high end fashion jewellery but aren’t preferred for astrological purposes. Astrological Opal should not have surface cracks and major black inclusions/spots.

Which country produces the best quality Opal?

Opal gemstone quality depends on extent of play of color ‘fire’ effect in the stone. Australian Opals are very premium and best in quality.

What is the price of Opal?

Opal price per carat vary from Rs 500/- to Rs 7,000/- . Opal price depends on its quality along with the extent and pattern of rainbow colors on the surface.

How to wear an Opal ring as per astrology?

Opal should be worn in Silver or any white metal alloy like white gold and platinum. Opal should be worn on the index finger on Friday. Opal should be properly activated, energized and purified for best results.

Where to buy Opal?

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