Fire opals were admired as symbols of the most fervent love in ancient times, in India and in the ancient Persian kingdom, and among the peoples of Central America and the Amerindians. It was used in mosaics and ritualistic purpose by the Mayas and the Aztecs. To the ancient civilisations in was known as quetzalitzlipyollitli the “stone of the bird of paradise”.
Fire opal consists of silicic acid and high water content. The colour comes from traces of iron oxide. It is among the most sensitive gemstones in the gemstone world.
Mexico has the finest fire opals today. It runs through the rock strata in the Mexican highlands and their many extinct volcanoes. They can be found in Honduras, Guatemala, in the USA, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia and Turkey. Fire opals with red and yellow colourings were discovered in Brazil a few years ago. They come in remarkable sizes unusual for fire opal.
There are two categories of opals, common and precious. The precious opals are composed of three groups, white, black and fire opal. Opals are stones of inspiration. They enhance self-esteem and a sense of self-worth. It is a stone for love renewing a stagnant heart chakra. Generally opal is considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS and the immune system.
Fire opal helps relieve energy deficiencies, stimulates sexual organs and the adrenal glands. It enhances energy, performance, circulation, blood flow, virility and fertility. Fire opal helps with headache pains.
Fire opals bring vitality and a creative energy to endeavours. It helps make feelings flow and bestow courage, stamina, willpower and energy. The warm fiery glow conveys a positive effect on the psyche and a profound sensation of warmth peace and harmony. It is a stone of sensuality and sexuality enhancing those energies. It is a luck stone.
Fire opals can be charged with every type of energy. Fire opal promotes spontaneity, initiates new ideas, stimulates enthusiasm and acts as a financial magnet. It helps overcome inhibitions and aids enjoyment of sexuality.
Fire opals protect against danger and are especially empowering for removing oneself from situations of injustice and mistreatment.
Fire opals help make feelings flow and resolve blockages. They are perfect for stimulating the triple-burner meridian in acupuncture. They draw in money. They are excellent charms for those who wish to live independently and live by their own rules.
Other Opals include:
- Andean Opal/ Peruvian Opal = Common
- Common/Potch Opal= Common
- Precious Black Opal= Precious
- Boulder Opal= Precious
- Crystal Opal= Precious
- Ethiopian Opal= newly discovered
- Girasol/Jelly Opal=Precious
- Green / Prase Opal= common
- Hydrophane Opal
- Matrix Opal=Precious
- Milk Opal=common
- Moss/ Dendritic Opal=
- Oregon Opal= Precious
- Oweyheer Blue Opal= Common
- Water Opal/ Hyalite= Precious
- Wood Opal= Precious
|Mineral :||Mineraloid hydrated silica|
|Geometric Form :||Amorphous|
|Appearance:||Sub vitreous waxy opaque translucent|
|Chakra:||Yellow= solar plexus