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Opals have Energy

Currently up for auction with Bonhams. Imagine what awaits the new owner of this stone?
“Desert Sands” 12.35cts. Currently up for auction with Bonhams. Imagine what awaits the new owner of this stone?

We buy opal for lots of reasons, most obviously because it’s beautiful but also there is often something more. It speaks to us. It tells us a story about our best selves. Opals have energy.

Life is about stories, we hold on to things because of the stories they tell us, the memories we cherish. Opal is the ultimate storyteller, it’s been in the ground for millions of years, waiting to be discovered. From miner, to cutter, to you. This journey could have taken days or it could have taken years but just imagine the energy and the stories contained in that piece of hydrated silica!

Justin and I each have a stone that radiates energy and speaks our story. Strangely enough, until this week we really hadn’t talked about the stones. Writing this article gave us an opportunity to share our connections with them.

The Crystal of Life

Crystal of Life 2The Crystal of Life Opal showing its aqua side

This crystal opal which weighs about 3 cts was originally part of Jurgen’s collection. It had come to him as a piece of rough which he cut and polished. Justin had always admired the stone since he was a boy. It spoke to him of travel and adventure and discovery. Its energy was old and it was the first stone that Justin fell in love with. After he had finished his apprenticeship, Jurgen gave him the stone as a gift. This opal displays a brilliant play of color with lots of red, orange and green. It’s beauty reminds us that we are magnificent creations and its energy reminds Justin of all that his Dad taught him.

The Galaxy

The Galaxy RingThe Galaxy Ring 2

When I first saw this stone I kinda fell into it. It seemed to go on forever, swallowing me up and taking me on an adventure. It is almost circular with a very high dome and weighs over 5.5cts. The pattern isn’t outstanding and the play of colour is pretty but not breathtaking. The color is beautiful – aqua and turquoise like the sea.  As you gaze into the stone it seems like you are being pulled into a galaxy of stars, swirling around, peaceful. This opal chose me. It is not conventionally perfect but it’s perfect to me.

What stories are you telling? Do you have opals or gemstones that tell of your history or hold a memory? Is there a stone that has caught your eye and you can’t stop thinking about?

If you like green this is a stone for you! 6.33cts of awesome.
If you like green this is a stone for you! 6.33cts of awesome.



  • Guy Davidge

    Yes, my wife and I were standing on a corner in Munich. An Opal in the corner window of a gem store caught my eye. It had a perfect color line in it, the shape of a mountain. The store was closed so we called the phone # and left a message. Later that night the store owner called us. Lucky he spoke English and we decided to meet him at the store early in the morning as we were flying home. The piece of Boulder Opal looked just like Mt Shasta, where I live. My wife also found a piece she lived. We bought them and we call them our “love stones”. It is part of what got me hooked on Opal. I now own over 500 opals and will attend the American Opal Society show in Anaheim, CA. – wearing our opals

  • Ruth BT

    Love that story Guy. Thats the thing about opal – it finds you when you least expect it to!

  • Louis Byron

    Opals rock! And these folks certainly have some very fine ones.