Pink opal is a cute, pretty stone with soft pastel hues. Pink opal can occasionally contain some chalcedony. Unsurprisingly, it is a variety of opal that has a pink hue. Opal can come in a variety of colors and it is known for its high water content.
Opal ranks at a 5.5–6.5 on the Mohs scale, meaning it is quite susceptible to scratches, chipping, and abrasions. As a result, it is not typically worn for daily use and is not worn in conditions that lead to frequent impacts. Opal rings are extremely beautiful, but because of this low hardness many are quite cautious and opt for pendants instead.
Due to the growth patterns of pink opal, visible layering or caverns are common. These pits and divots give a view of how the stone came to be, and ensure that each specimen is completely one of a kind. Pink opal ranges from a very soft peach tone to a vibrant pink, and may feature black or brown inclusions of surrounding matrix. It is also lightly transparent or completely opaque.
Metaphysical Properties of Pink Opal
Pink opal is a gorgeous shade of peachy pink, but this opal does not have the signature "fire" that one might think of when they think “Opal.” This stone improves spiritual insight, romance and compassion, emotional resilience, and acts as a guide when you are on a spiritual journey. Pink opal brings a soothing and naturally balanced energy around you and opens you to new opportunities in life and in love. Pink Opal is a naturally supportive gemstone, encouraging forgiveness, resolution of conflicts, closure, and the healing of emotional wounds. Pink opal is a naturally inspiring gemstone that will stimulate your heart Chakra and assist in cultivating more attuned empathy.