Planet: Venus, Moon
Found: Peru and Mexico and Australia, US
Pink Opal is also a variation of a range of colorful opals known as ‘common opal’. This is because common opal lacks the flashes of light known as “play-of-color” in precious opals. It forms from a mixture of opal, palygorskite, and chalcedony. Pink Opal presents in a range of pink, from pale to dark pink, to yellow pink. It can be slightly translucent but is usually almost opaque. The pink coloring is caused by an organic compound known as “quinones”. Opal is a hydrated silica mineral, which consists of spheres of silica bound to water meaning that these opals usually contain between 6-10% water trapped within its gemstone form. They formed millions of years ago when their liquid state flowed into cracks in the earth and solidified.
Metaphysical & Spiritual History
Pink Opal is a lovely stone for healing the emotions, especially those connected with subconsciously held pain or loss. It helps to resolve and release painful remembrances, especially while used during past-life regression, and brings peace and a sense of release to the heart, particularly when dealing with past emotional trauma. It can help to relieve anxiety and fear, helping to clear the heart so it may be more centered.
With is delicate and calming energy, it will help to feel a deeper sense of tranquility and open your heart to feel optimistic and hopeful, especially if you are feeling overburdened & stressed. Pink Opal will remind you to nurture and have compassion for yourself and enhance the loving, harmonizing vibration in all of your relationships.
Pink Opal opens and clears the path to the angelic realm and the world of dreams. It is an excellent stone for children with nightmares. Keeping this channel open and unburdened can help to enhance our cosmic consciousness and our understanding of our past lives, from which old memories and wounds can sometimes resurface. It’s soothing nature allows this stone to help you feel more joy and creativity after working to heal.