Breathtaking Ethiopian Welo Opal ONE (1) 20 Gram Bag // 100% NAURAL Fair Trade + Ethical, October Birthstone, The Eye Stone, Zest for Life
*Please note: the photos show 40g per bag
These beauties have an incredible story to tell, and to me, they're all the more magical for it! Most opals on the market have come from Australia in years past, but these babies are from Ethiopia, home of the Welo opal. The exact pieces offered in the Crystal Lion shop are sourced from a sister-brother duo who buys them directly from the farmers who find them. While most opals are dug out of active mine locations, of course, these were found in he fields by the farmers in the Wollo Province, Ethiopia. Because the opals were found on their land, they were paid directly for them, so there are no middle handlers of the stones (or of the money). This means that they are energetically and ethically SOLID, what we strive most for, here at the Crystal Lion shop.
Opals are formed in stratified volcanic rock, after silica-heavy waters built up above the clay. The silica gel then seeps into the cracks in the earth over time, forming the opals. Opals love water, but they are very fragile, so handle yours with care! Opals throw the most incredible colors, including vibrant yellows, fiery reds, and neon oranges. While some "opals" on the market have been treated and dyed, the ones in the Crystal Lion shop and always guaranteed to be authentic in color and source. These have been polished, but not treated or colored in any way.
The brilliant rainbow flash within the opal has captivated humans since ancient Rome, where it was believed the precious stone healed the sight of the wearer, both physically and spiritually. They have long been a protective talisman of those with psychic sight - enhancing natural gifts, and channeling the divine. There's much lore around opals and who can wear and posses them - the truth is that ANYONE who is ready and open can harness the power under the beauty of the infamous opal.
Opals spark our zest for life - they encourage us to find joy in our earthly existence, and promote happiness, optimism, creativity, and enthusiasm, releasing fears and letting go of our inhibitions. Most importantly, opals bring our habits and tendencies to the surface for re-examination. What are we doing consistently that is hindering our growth? Holding us back? Causing our lives conflict? Opals will shine their beautiful spotlight on it, and propel our spiritual growth forward by asking us to be honest with ourselves.
The chakra association with opal varies by the color it throws, and its elements are earth and water. Opals are the October birthstone of the signs Libra and Scorpio.
This listing is for ONE (1) 40-gram bag of INTUITIVELY selected Ethiopian opals. This means we have randomly assorted each bag from a large collection of raw, 100% natural pieces - we do not sort through, so each bag is a true mix of small, large pieces, with varying amounts of matrix. These are PERFECT for work in crystal grids!
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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