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. Australian Blue Opal is known for enhancing communication skills and providing one with the courage and freedom to speak at the right time.
This Pinecone has been anointed with the symbol of the Butterfly, cast in 14k Gold. The Butterfly is symbolic of personal transformation and evolution -- transitioning from our current state towards our future dreams and highest purpose, just as the caterpillar metamorphosizes into a beautiful butterfly.