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 reputed ability to facilitate connection to the higher self and to the wisdom of the Ancients. Sterling Opal specifically is thought to uplift the aura, illuminating ones best traits and supporting the offering of these gifts to the world.
This pinecone is imbued with a Sterling Silver emblem of the 4th Chakra, the Heart Chakra. Known as “Anahata” ( meaning “unhurt”) in Sanskrit, this emblem symbolizes the boundless love and compassion that resides beneath our personal stories and suffering.