Opal/Upal is a beautiful gem that is associated with charm, wealth and grace. It gives a person a chance to luxurious life and help in achieving great heights to people in profession of travel, tours, import and export. It got its name from a Sanskrit word “Upala”. Since the olden times this stone is associated with superstitious powers. It produces these amazing lights when the light is thrown on the stone from a particular angle. This gemstone is a gemstone which can say to be a hydrated form of silica element. It is found at low temperatures. Upal can be considered as a substitute of diamonds even being substitute it has the same effects.
Types of Opal Gemstone
It is found in variety of colors. It can be classified as milk, fire, mexian, girasol, blue, resin, wood and mainline
It is generally found in milk fish color or is of yellowish color. Australia produces the most amounts of this gemstone in the world. That why it is even the national gemstone of Australia. It was even discovered on Mars. They are even present in remarkably beautiful black color.
Upal is said to be the gemstone of lovers and that to a very sensual one.
It is said to be associated with beauty, brains and fortune.
It is highly beneficial for the people in the media industry and for businessman.
The best part about this stone is that it can be worn by anyone. It is not associated with a particular horoscope or birth dates.
This also imparts the wearer with status, luck and power in the society.
For best results it should be worn on the Index finger.
Opal are found in Australia, Brazil, Queensland, Ethiopia in virgin valley of Nevada, United States, Hungary, Turkey, Slovakia, Brazil and even in Indonesia.
In earlier days it was considered as a good luck charm which contains qualities of each gemstone and can help in fight against bad luck. “Upala” name is derived from the Sanskrit word stone.
People born under the sun sign of Libra and Scorpio i.e. people born in the month of October are having opal as their birthstone.
They should be treated with almost care due to their delicacy properties. i.e. they are very delicate in nature due to the water present in them therefore special care is required to be taken. If Upal is kept in a dry place or in extreme heat than it will crack and will lost its shine and fade away. They should be prevented from aging, dryness, dehydration. They are sensitive to sudden temperature change. They are easily scratched and gradually their polish also reduces. No physical activity should be done while wearing this jewellery. They are sensitive and require special care.
Also it is important to note for those who are having Venus as the lord of 3rd, 12th or 8th house that it is a bad idea for them wearing an Upal as in this case, their performance is affected by it in such a manner that they are unable to focus well.
Keeping these points in mind and wear according to the proper instructions can provide the wearer with number of benefits.