There’s something in an opal for everyone.
Whether you are a jeweler looking to make one-of-a-kind pendants or rings, a teacher trying to show their students the integration of art and science in nature, or a person looking for an authentic piece of jewelry with true significance, opal has much to offer those who are called to work with it.
Opal, created by the forces of nature within the earth over millions of years, tells a story of science but also of art, as the colors of many opals could also look like an acrylic or oil pallet for painting.
One of the fascinating qualities of opal is its ability to help promote creativity and imagination in ones life. Some might say that a human beings impulse toward creativity is what separates us from animals, as we turn toward art and expression beyond the hum-drum of day to day life, work, and paying bills.
The Aztecs called opal the Hummingbird stone, or “vitzitziltecpal,” named for how the colors in opal reminded the Aztec’s of the iridescent colors in a hummingbirds plumage. The Aztecs provide an example for how it is to perceive the world with creative perception and an imaginative eye. The opal, which for the Aztecs was considered a charm against negative energy and curses, for them is connected to the hummingbird, which like the opal, also represents hope.
Sometimes in life we’re not always sure of how to express ourselves and our ideas. Wearing and meditating with the opal enhances expressiveness and helps us dissolve the inner barriers that keep us from tapping into our creativity and inspiration.
On the subject of promoting creativity, Mexican fire opal is a stimulant, helping us nurture the inner flames where ideas and insights emerge from. Mexican fire opal is a warming and energizing stone, and can be a catalyst for tapping into self expression.
Opal is known for helping to bring fresh new ideas to projects or creative endeavors. The Roman’s also gave validity to the opal’s ability to improve business success. The fact that this stone was relevant to so many cultures speaks to its unique and powerful attributes.
Please feel free to contact WO for more information about finding your personal opal today. View our full selection at westernopals.com or on Instagram at western_opals. We’re more than happy to talk with you about finding an opal thats right for you on your path of awakening more creativity and imagination in your life.