6.25 Ratti White Opal Stone
has properties similar to White Sapphire. The opal is a form of the silica mineral (silicon dioxide). Unlike usual mineral crystals, it lacks a proper crystalline structure, yet it has clearly defined properties. The word comes from the Sanskrit word upala. Throughout history, this enigmatic stone has been associated with superstitious powers and widely exaggerated beliefs of invisibility and clairvoyance. A unique property that adds to its sense of mystery and fascination is definitely the stone's brilliant property of scattering light – a phenomenon which can make it create every possible colour in the visible spectrum when exposed to light at particular angles. This is caused by the diffraction of light on the opal's surface.
Opals Gemstones are generally milky in appearance, or have a woody yellowish colour to them. The play of colors that an opal can display, has also led to numerous theories about its healing effects. The majority of opals have been unearthed in Australia, and the country produces most of the opal stones in the world. In fact, it is Australia's national gemstone. The beautiful Andamooka Opal Gemstones was displayed to Queen Elizabeth II in South Australia, and it's one of the most famous of all time. Interestingly, Opal stones have also been discovered on Mars!
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