The term Crystal Opal basically implies to any class of Opal
such as semi-black, white or Black Opal which has a translucent, lucid, or
semi-translucent body. This is also known as the diaphaneity of a mineral.
Crystal Opals showcase so many colours including most of
those found in a rainbow and also known as eye stone.
The fineness of a Crystal Opal often provides a better
lucidity and liveliness of colour compared with other solid stones. Pale and
coloured Crystal Opals are normally more priceless compared with Black and
solid white Opals.These opal can be also very bight
On body tone chart they rate N8 or N9 but it is the brightness
and pattern that determines the price for these opals, as B1 is the brightest
rating for any crystal and many crystals do rate high in this brightness chart which
is recommended by the Australian Opal association
This opal is formed as seam or volcanic opal and when water
has seeped into crevices and silica turned into opal after millions of year.
It is at this stage that the opal has formed into crystal as
it has no potch or material connected to
enhance the opal so is translucent.
If the opal formed on potch it could be black or if
ironstone it could be boulder opal,so iti is still rare and unique formation to
find clear vibrant crystal opals
This gemstone can be
found in the same places where white and Black Opals are found. White Cliffs in
New South Wales, Australia is famous for yielding excellent quantities of this
gemstone . And also in other countries as Ethiopian or Mexican crystal opals
properties meaning is as a stone of inspiration which
enhances creativity or fertile imagination
Mentally opal is said to enhance memory and to help keep
clear head and not to be confused and it is said the vibrations of this opal
and is associated with the heart chakra