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 Pinecone has been imprinted with the 64 Star Tetrahedron, cast in 24k Gold. Envisioned as a 3-dimensional model of the I Ching, an ancient set of oracular Chinese Hexagrams, this emblem symbolizes the Creator, or the Great Void – the fundamental pattern that creates all matter.
The back of this Pinecone has been anointed with our "Third Eye" emblem, cast in 24k Gold. This powerful icon is a fusion of the Egyptian "Eye of Horus" -- a source of protection, good-health and power -- and the "Om" symbol -- a sacred symbol of the omnipotent, omnipresent divine, and of spiritual ascension.