Opal - Blue, Tumble Stone
Blue Opal Tumbled Stones
These tumble stones are absolutely wonderful examples of Blue Opal !
They originated from the Andes Mountains in Peru and because of where they come from, stones like this are also called Blue Andean Opal or Peruvian Blue Opal.
They have a really strong blue/green colour - and of all the Blue Opal mined and then tumbled or polished, probably only the top 10% has this depth of colour. We hand picked about a dozen pieces or so from a tray of about 500 pieces. They rest we left behind as they were very pale blue.
As always with any sort of Opal, there are patches of the matrix present that the Opal formed in. Opal forms in solution with water and with Silica. As the water runs down through the rocks it picks up Silica from sand and flows into voids, gaps in rocks, holes between pebbles etc etc. The water then evaporates and leaves behind the Opalized Silica. This process cannot be completed in anything less than 5 million years.
Cutting away all the matrix is virtually impossible as you would end up with your Opal getting smaller and smaller !
These stones have not been coloured, treated or dyed. They are 100% completely natural - well apart from them being tumbled and polished to make them smooth to the touch !
These really are beautiful Blue Opal tumble stones !
Along with all of the other metaphysical properties that Blue Opal can bring us, it can also help to awaken the psychic and mystical qualities within us.
Size Large, approx. 25-28mm
Weight approx. 6grms
Blue Opal Properties and Meaning
Crystal Healing Properties, Metaphysical and Gemstone Meaning
Because it comes from the Andes Mountains in Peru, Blue Opal is also often called Andean Opal or Peruvian Opal. It is believed to be useful in balancing the metabolism and in treating the heart, lungs and thymus. It is thought to help with the assimilation of Iron and in relieving problems with water retention. It is also believed to be beneficial in regulating insulin, purifying the blood and in treating fatigue. It is further believed to treat hair loss and to ease childbirth.
Blue Opal enhances our communication skills and helps us to voice information that perhaps we have not been courageous enough to voice in the past. It provides us with the freedom and the courage to speak more freely. Blue Opal also stimulates our ability to better "connect" with other people. It increases our sense of self-worth and encourages within us an interest in the arts. Blue Opal also stimulates within us love, passion, desire and eroticism. It can both intensify and also stabilise our emotional states.
All Opals have long been revered for their ability to awaken psychic and mystical qualities within us, and Blue Opal does this too. In particular, it enhances our powers of divination, and in general, it also enhances our metaphysical gifts. It helps to realign us to our true spiritual purpose in life. Blue Opal is extremely useful to those undertaking shamanic work and who venture into dangerous places, as it is believed that it helps to make us unnoticeable.
You will receive 1 (one) hand picked, lovely Blue Opal Tumbled Stone