Origin: (14th century) from the Latin word opalus meaning “stone” or “jewel”. The ancients believed that the storm god, jealous of the beauty of the rainbow god, broke the rainbow and that pieces of the rainbow falling to the earth became a part of the opal.
Description: Most common is milky white with fiery iridescence. Blue, green, black, golden.
Healing: Used to recall past life issues. Brings one luck and brings out inner beauty. Encourages emotional stability. Strengthens relations business and personal. Helps one understand higher power of intuition. Regulates insulin, circulation, treats Parkinson’s disease. Eases childbirth.