Opalite | Gemstone for Communication

Opalite | Gemstone for Communication

Opalite | Stone for Communication

Opalite is a magnificent and pretty stone with a rainbow of colors. Opalite remains as one of the more popular manmade stones, and it is not hard to see why! 

Crystal History

Opalite has a very brief history since it is a relatively new stone. That said, there is more to the story than just making the perfect piece of opal.

Opalite crystals have a longer, though still not long, history when you consider what "opalite" originally meant. Some may want you to believe that opal has always been a term to refer to artificial opal or opalescent glass. However, this is not entirely true, as "opalite" has referred to generic and not-flashy pieces of opal for longer than the manmade kind has been around.

On the bright side, their nature does lend to them being put into many different forms. Thus, we get pretty items like opalite spheres, opalite towers, and piles of tumbled opalite stones.

Image of Opalite Orbs in a small dish

Today, the term opalite now refers to the manufactured variety that we know and love. That said, opalite is still a comprehensive term and can refer to different kinds of manmade opalite. Some use it to refer to a synthetic opal, some use it to refer to a glass imitation, others use it to refer to any common pieces of opal, and others use it for almost all of the above.

Due to the nebulous terminology, it is essential to check your seller and see how they are defining "opalite." Here, at Crystal Gemstone Shop, we will always disclose whether or not a stone is manmade or not.

Crystal Questions

Is opalite manmade? In the common terminology, yes, opalite is manmade. However, it is important to recognize that not everyone uses opalite to refer to the manmade glass. Some use the word "opalite" to refer to low-grade opal. So, again, it is important to check with your seller.

What does opalite do? In terms of practical use, opalite crystals and stones do not have much value. Some, however, believe that opalite has metaphysical properties for healing, prosperity, and luck.

A decent bit of the history of this stone and the origin of the name relates to cost. Natural opal can be quite expensive, often making it inaccessible for individuals on a limited budget. In contrast, opalite provides an affordable alternative to natural opal. In order to make this fancy piece of glass more marketable, people called it "opalite."

Scientific Information

Pronunciation: /oʊpəlaɪt/ (oh-puhl-ite)

Etymology: Mix of "Opal" and "lite."

Due to the way "opalite" is defined, we cannot give an accurate representation of the stone's scientific properties.

Image of Faceted Pieces of Opalite on a Leaf Dish.

Metaphysical Properties

There are many metaphysical and healing properties assigned to opalite. Many believe it to be a calming stone with the ability to heal, build confidence, and bring prosperity.

Crystal healers believe that Opalite is associated with a range of zodiac signs, including Cancer, Aquarius, Aries, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, and Virgo. However, it is worth noting that Cancer is believed to be particularly aligned with Opalite. If you are interested in exploring the potential benefits of Opalite, you may want to consult with a qualified crystal healer or other holistic health practitioner. They can help you learn more about the properties of this fascinating gemstone and how you might be able to incorporate it into your life for greater balance, harmony, and well-being.

Crystal healers believe that Opalite is associated with the Crown Chakra. This crystal is thought to help stimulate and balance the Crown Chakra, which is located at the top of the head and is associated with spiritual awareness and enlightenment. Opalite is also believed to have a calming and soothing effect on the mind and emotions, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Many people use Opalite in meditation and spiritual practices, as it is said to help enhance intuition, psychic abilities, and spiritual insight.

Many use it for meditation in an effort to be put in a more calm and relaxed state.

  • Stone for Calm
  • Stone for Peace
  • Stone for Relaxation
  • Stone for Prosperity

In the world of crystal healing, Opalite holds a special place for its ethereal beauty and the claimed benefits it brings to the chakras. This gemstone is said to be a beacon of lightheartedness. For those navigating the ups and downs of spirituality, Opalite is believed to be a source of comfort in meditation and remind us of the journey we take in faith.

One of Opalite's most celebrated qualities, as per crystal healers, is its ability to uplift spirituality . It's seen as a gentle companion that offers solace and support, helping to ease one into meditation. For those facing challenges in their spiritual journey, carrying an Opalite crystal, particularly alongside a fire opal, is thought by crystal practitioners to create a harmonious metaphysical balance.

This gemstone is said to dissipate negative spiritual energy. Moreover, when paired with the fiery energy of a fire opal, Opalite is claimed to reignite lost passion in one's 

In terms of chakra benefits, Opalite is touted for its ability to harmonize and balance key energy centers - the heart, throat, and third eye chakras.

Opalite, celebrated for its ethereal charm, is often mentioned by crystal enthusiasts for its relationship with Libras. Libras, who are naturally inclined towards seeking balance and harmony, may find Opalite to be an ideal zodiac stone, aligning with their astrological traits and aspirations.

This gemstone is said to resonate deeply with Libra's inherent desire for equilibrium in all aspects of life, especially in relationships. According to crystal healing beliefs, Opalite supports the quest for peace, balance, and harmony that is so central to a Libra's heart. It is thought to foster understanding and cooperation, qualities that are essential for Libras in their interactions and relationships.

When considering what crystal to pair with Opalite, crystal healers claim there are several options to choose from based on your specific intentions. Some commonly suggested pairings include Rose Quartz, known for its attributes related to love and emotional healing. Amethyst is another popular choice as it is associated with spiritual growth and intuition. Clear Quartz is often recommended for its ability to amplify energy and intentions. By carefully selecting a crystal to complement Opalite, crystal healers claim you can create a harmonious and purposeful combination for your personal practices.

Is Opalite Fake Opal?

Opalite is not fake opal. By most definitions, opalite is known as such for its opalescence, even if it's only a glass. However, you do have to be careful, as some vendors may have opalite called such due to its low quality.

Is Opalite a Gemstone or Mineral?

Opalite is not a mineral, and many would not call it a true gemstone either. This is because opalite is a type of glass.

The Wrap Up

Opalite is a very common and beloved stone by many for its claimed properties of bringing prosperity and peace. While the name itself has some ambiguity for many, we at Crystal Gemstone Shop will tell you whether or not our stones are manmade.

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Image of Three Opalite Points




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