Other interesting facts about Opal
Facts and Myths
One of the more common myths is that oils or common household liquids will damage your opal. There is no known compounds that can penetrate a solid Australian Opal. If there were, there would be very few light opals available, as most would have been doctored with some form of dye to darken and enhance their beauty.
Another myth is that you should occasionally soak your opal in water. Again, if it is a natural solid Australian opal, you're wasting your time, but if you do, you will not damage or enhance your opal.
The gem is said to rejuvenate emotional and mental forces and assist with competency and efficiency, fostering creativity and originality. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion. In the psychic or spiritual realm opal, is used for high spiritual crystal energy vibrations. Emotionally, opal brings its water energy to enhance self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Opal is said to be a stone for love, this can take the form of fiery sensual love or gentler unconditional love and any shade of love in between. Opal is also said to bring fidelity to love. As opal has all the colours of the rainbow it resonates with many chakras and has many beneficial factors to these.
Opal - Aboriginal dreamtime legend
An Aboriginal dreamtime legend has its own explanation for the creation of opals. It believes that the creator came to earth on a rainbow, to bring the message of peace to all of human kind. When his foot touched the ground, the stones were awakened and started sparkling in every colour of the rainbow.