It’s no secret we are a little bit obsessed with opals here at Lapis. Nearly every designer we carry works with these magical stones.
Coming in nearly every color of the rainbow, opals are formed over millennia in underground streams as silica deposits carried by running water. This is why opals are often formed “in matrix”, creating opalized fossils, opalized wood and boulder opals. The tiny layers of silica deposits are what give opals their fire: each shifting color is a layer formed at a different time with varying chemical composition.
Opal is a softer stone, and very porous, so be sure to care for your opals by treating them with care and keeping them away from harsh chemicals like pool water or sunscreen. Opal is also said to be spiritually porous, absorbing, magnifying and reflecting back your current emotions when worn. Surround yourself with opals to enhance creativity and confidence.
Here are a few of our favorite opals.