Pink Opal is a type of Common Opal that is generally opaque and does not show the “fire” like that of Precious Opals. The color ranges from a bright baby girl pink to a pink-white, cream, or even lavender. Over the course of time Pink Opal has adopted the nickname “Peppermint candy stone”, due to its close resemblances to that of candies. The country of Peru is known to have the brightest and most impressive Pink Opal specimens, but it can also be found in other South American countries, USA, and even Australia. It's very important to not expose your Opal to sunlight, as this stone has water within. This occurrence will cause your specimen to become very dry and brittle, and potentially break.
Pink Opal is a very powerful crystal when it comes in contact with one’s heart. This stone activates and unlocks our heart chakra and imbues one’s aura with calming, tranquil vibrations. It's a perfect stone for someone to carry if they are struggling with any sadness, especially that of a broken heart. Pink Opal will serve your emotional body when it comes to a breakup, loss of a loved one, or even long distance relationships. This crystal pushes us to look within, and strengthen our connection to our inner self. By strengthening this connection, we become stronger as individuals. This teaches us that we don't have to lean on our loved ones as much, and can rely on just ourselves. Pink Opal gives a sense of individuality while showing just how strong you and your heart truly are. By turning inwards and beginning to work on yourself, emotional strain weighing on one's heart and mind begins to fade away.
This Opal variety has also been referred to as a “stone of spiritual awakening”, due to the powerful vibrations it exhibits. It assists in self-healing of all levels and is here to rejuvenate your emotional body and aura. Pink Opal has been known to clean out one's heart space and push it into acceptance of whatever is weighing down on us. By being able to accept what has happened, only then can you move on and grow from it.
Pink Opal is a great stone for any child who has anxieties, fear, or shyness holding them back from starting their life. This stone calms a child’s mind and offers up vibrations to open the child’s heart. Most young children are not aware that they’re hearts are closed off, and this crystal is here to open up their heart space to the beauty of life. We recommend even placing a piece under your child’s pillow if they are suffering from constant nightmares and night terrors. The calming effects that Pink Opal exhibits will directly connect to a young child’s mind, offering up protection in endless rays of love.
Pink Opal works well when used with other heart stones such as Green Calcite, Rose Quartz, and Garnet. Green Calcite and Rose Quartz will help in the opening of the heart and provide an abundance of love, joy, self-healing, and happiness. Garnet will help provide the strength your heart and body needs to fully accept difficult situations and begin to move on from them. Garnet is here to push you in the right direction, and exhibit endless amounts of drive, focus, and determination.