Derived from the Sanskrit word "upala" (meaning "valuable stone"), this stone consists of both colloidal silica and up to 20% water – bringing the fortitude of earth with the unfathomable mystery of water. It is considered to be the crystal of the New Age, and has been beloved by alchemists and mystics throughout the centuries for its ability to facilitate connection to the higher self and to the wisdom of the Ancients. Black Opal in particular is linked to the sacral chakra, aiding in processing and integrating newly released emotions.
This piece bears a Sterling Silver Sri Yantra (literally meaning "holy instrument") Mandala, symbolizing the junction between the physical universe and its unmanifest source according to Hindu Mysticism. Four triangles face upwards to represent the Divine Masculine (Shiva), and five triangles face downwards to represent the Divine Feminine (Shakti). The Sri Yantra is often referred to as the Chakra Raja – King of all Chakras – making it a supreme instrument in the path of spiritual advancement.