Many civilizations, cultures, and peoples have used crystals, stones, and minerals for a multitude of purposes - including healing and protection, not only for humans, but also for their animals and the environment. Opal has reputed healing properties and the ability to increase mental capacities such as creative imagination and other unused powers of the mind. Also associated with the assimilation of protein, Pineal Gland function, Insulin regulation, the testicles, Parkinson's disease and memory, opal is a stand-alone gemstone amongst gems.
The human body needs all 7 color-rays to maintain healthy function. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The vibrational quality of each color ray is associated with one or more of the chakras. By using the color ray that supports a particular charka, balance and harmony can be maintained. You can even aid the healing of any associated dis-ease.
Since a quality opal contains every color of every other birthstone, it can be used or charged with all the energies and powers of the other stones combined and can also be used in place of any birthstone for spells, rituals or other magical needs. Opals said to be very powerful in ritual magic.
Opal is the anniversary stone for the 14th and 18th years of marriage and the birthstone for the month of October.
Regardless of the way in which they serve, these beautiful gifts from the earth bring pleasure to the eye as they display their many colors and geometric forms.