Quite possibly one of my favorite offerings we’ve been able to source for you here at the Crystal Lion shop, these ethereal Boulder Opal rings are simply pure crystal magic! And they have come from the earth is such a respectful and beautiful way. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting and speaking with the family of miners who source these opals in Australia. Sourced in an incredibly remote location in Queensland, Australia, these opal miners work intimately with the earth to mine these crystals. When a location has been completed, they re-seed the soil to take care of the earth.
Opals form in this remote location on the earth due to the original presence of organic material (such as a leaf). As the organic material decomposes and fossilized, a boulder forms around it. Over time, the boulder cracks, and water seeps through the cracks, creating the opal – hence the name! This formation is very apparent when you look closely at the boulder (which we would consider the host rock, or “matrix” for the opal crystal) and see veins of blue, turquoise, apple green, and white within. Crack open the boulder and you reveal the opal, an iridescent, opalescent, powerful silicate crystal.
The brilliant rainbow flash within the opal has captivated humans since ancient Rome, where it was believed the precious stone healed the sight of the wearer, both physically and spiritually. They have long been a protective talisman of those with psychic sight – enhancing natural gifts, and channeling the divine. There’s much lore around opals and who can wear and posses them – the truth is that ANYONE who is ready and open can harness the power under the beauty of the infamous opal.
Opals spark our zest for life – they encourage us to find joy in our earthly existence, and promote happiness, optimism, creativity, and enthusiasm, releasing fears and letting go of our inhibitions. Most importantly, opals bring our habits and tendencies to the surface for re-examination. What are we doing consistently that is hindering our growth? Holding us back? Causing our lives conflict? Opals will shine their beautiful spotlight on it, and propel our spiritual growth forward by asking us to be honest with ourselves.
The chakra association with opal varies by the color it throws, and its elements are earth and water. Opals are the October birthstone of the signs Libra and Scorpio.
This listing is for the exact Boulder Opal ring of your choosing! Please see the last photo for corresponding numbers and make your selection accordingly.
The sizes for these rings are as follows:
1. Measures US size 7.5
2. Measures US size 7.5
3. Measures US size 7.75
4. Measures US size 6
5. Measures US size 8.25
6. Measures US size 6.75
PLEASE NOTE that the sizes listed are according to my ring mandrel. They may differ slightly from your mandrel or your size. These do have wide bands so they fit a little more snugly than thinner bands. Please keep this in mind as you shop, as jewelry is not returnable.
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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