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
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.
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?