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The Australian Opal is the Astrological Gemstone and is part of the Vedic Astrology. It represents the planet Venus and Deity Shukra.

The Australian Opal Gemstone is highly recommended for the following zodiac signs:

  • Vrishabh (Taurus)
  • Tula (Libra)
  • And Birthstone of October

Things to Keep In Mind When Buying the Australian Opal:

  • Weight: The minimum weight of your Opal Ratna depends upon your body weight. (calculate 1 carat of  Australian Opal for every 15-18 kgs of your body weight).
  • Suitable Metal to Hold It: The Australian Opal can be worn as a ring or a pendant. White Gold or Silver can be used to hold Opal.

When buying an Australian Opal online, it is important to ensure that the gemstone has not been treated in labs. This deteriorates the astrological benefits of the gemstone and limits its benefits.

The Australian Opal gemstone bestows various benefits to the wearer. To reap the complete benefits of Opal, the gemstone must have undergone the PranPratishtha before it has been worn.

The best date and time to adorn your Australian Opal Gemstone jewellery is on a Friday between 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

When worn as a pendant or on the middle/ring finger of the right hand, Opal Gemstone presents the following benefits:

  • Imparts Sensuality and beauty: The innate energy pattern of Opal induces natural attraction.
  • Provides Financial growth: Astrologers recommend it for prosperity. It is believed to enhance lifestyle and financial condition.
  • Heals past and Promotes Creativity: Milky white Australian Opal is known as a highly effective gemstone to heal emotions and past traumas. There will be a rise in the creativity of the wearer’s thoughts.
  • Improves social relations, Love life and status: It is believed that White Opal gemstone stimulates passion in oneself and Astrologers to suggest it to treat all kinds of relationship issues as Venus is regarded as the planet of love and romance.
  • Fosters Marital bliss: To overcome any issues in marriage, White Opal is considered favourable as it enhances the joyful moments that last.

It is imperative to buy an astrologically potent gemstone from a certified dealer to ensure a good quality Australian Opal that is administered rightly to the wearer. Dull, lusterless, or flawless but artificially lab-grown gemstones can be cheaper but do not provide the same benefits as an authentically sourced gem.

Australian Opal Value

The evaluation of Australian Opal can be done based on numerous factors. The type of opal, its body color, pattern, quality of play of color, clarity, shape and carat weight, all play important roles in determining the cost of an Australian Opal gemstone.

The price for the Australian Opal can depend upon various factors:

  • Weight: The price for the Australian Opal weighs highly upon its carats or rattis.
  • Treatment: Australian Opals are usually natural and with industry-accepted treatment, this makes them a better Astrological Gemstone with a high-value ornament choice. They are selectively passed through natural processes to give them the stunning look they are popular for.
  • Quality: The best-quality Vedic gemstones are naturally sourced with minimum treatment and a good cut. There is advanced Vedic science to understanding the best cut for the wearer.
  • Source: Lab-grown gemstones are cheaper than mined stones. The Australian Opals originates from the mines of Australia and its costs vary depending on international laws.
  • Play of Color: Dominance and range of colors with optical effects are priced higher.
  • Clarity: Any visible flaw in the form of the presence of cracks, pits, groves on the surface and color zoning often reduce the quality and overall worth of the Australian opal gemstone in the market.

Natural Australian Opal gemstones are priced between the range of Rs.1400 per carat to Rs.25,000+ per carat, depending upon the above factors.

Astrological benefits of the gemstone are dependent mainly upon the intensity of the clarity, the cut, and the color play of the gemstone.

The quality of Australian Opal gemstone is found in the awesome ‘play of color’ along with body hue, vividness of patterns, shape and clarity.

The Australian Opal comes in many colors and qualities including white opal, black opal, fire opal, pink opal, boulder opal, white rainbow opal, boulder opal and blue opal etc. Amongst all these varieties, Natural Black Australian Opal and White Australian Opal.

Body Color- White, colorless, creamy, grey, yellow or orangish in a variety of body tones.

Play of Color- The symmetry and spread pattern, strength and color combination define the quality of the play of color effect. The more vivid the characteristics the more valuable.

Clarity- Smooth, clean Australian Opals are favourable which possess minimum to num cracks and inclusions.

Shape- Oval (cabochons), Square, teardrop cut shapes are the most cherished ones.

When purchasing an Australian Opal gemstone, always adhere to the 3 C’s rule of thumb. This universal rule to decide the quality of any gemstone will help you discern the perfect Vedic gemstone from the low-quality substitutes.


The Australian Opal is the powerful substitute for Diamond. Gemstones under this category come in various splendid plays of colors and body hues.

Australian Opal

  • It is composed of Silicon Dioxide. The element that gives this gemstone its characteristics.
  • It is important to authenticate and verify the specifications of the gemstone you are looking to purchase.

Properties of the Ceylon Blue Sapphire:

  • Chemical Composition: Hydrous Silicon Di-Oxide
  • Crystal System and Class: Amorphous, hardened jelly, silica globules in silica gels
  • Crystal Habit: Aggregate
  • Hardness: 5.5 to 6 on Moh’s scale
  • Specific Gravity: 1.98 to 2.20
  • Refractive Index: 1.44 to 1.46
  • Origins: Australia

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Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that most of our buyers enquire about:

Is It Safe to Buy the Australian Opal Online?

Yes, although, here are a few points you must consider before buying the Australian Opal:

  • Choose brands with a good online presence that offer post-purchase services. They are more likely to be authentic. Smaller dealers will lack authenticity and are more likely to sell you synthetic fakes.
  • Ensure that the brand offers proper lab certification along with the gemstone and that it is procured from a government-certified lab.
  • The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).
  • Always check if they have a vast catalogue available online and a blog to establish themselves as experts.
  • Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every reputable and authentic astrological gemstone seller should always have a refund policy.

Which Australian Opal Should I Buy?

When considering to buy any Australian Opal, keep these things in mind:

  • It should be a high-quality gemstone with a Transparent to milky white hue.
  • It should not be chemically treated.
  • Australian Opal and Ethiopian Opal are both considered to be the best Blue Sapphires for Astrological purposes.

What Should I Look For Before I Buy an Australian Opal?

  • Only in rare cases are gemstones issued as flawless. Top-quality Australian Sapphires will also have inclusions, albeit very few. If a stone is flawless, then it is synthetic.
  • Ask for a certificate of originality from a government lab or government-certified lab.
  • Look for scratches on surfaces. This gemstone is too hard to be scratched with any other object.
  • If you see flaw marks at the base of the gemstone, it is not real.
  • Check the weight, clarity, and color of the gemstone. Ideally, Neelam should’ve 1/12th of your body weight in carat.
  • It shouldn't be chemically or heat treated.

The Australian Opal  is known by many names such as:

  • Upala(Sanskrit)
  • Doodhiya Patthar(Hindi)
  • Awbal(Arabic)
  • Upala(Bengali)
  • Ōpala(Gujarati)
  • Opale(French)
  • Ōpala(Marathi)

Here are some fun facts about the Australian Opal:

  • It can be rejuvenated by putting it in a glass bowl filled with holy water and tulsi. Just dip your gemstone in it and keep it in till sunrise on a Friday. Take it out and wear it as you normally do, the next day.
  • Birthstone of October month.
  • The name “opal” is derived from Sanskrit Upala, which means “jewel”.
  • It is believed that the charming gemstone is made from the rain.
  • Martian Opal: In late 2008, NASA announced that it had discovered opal deposits on Mars. It is one of only a handful of gemstones that have ever been discovered outside of our planet.
  • It helps in alleviating indigestion, stomach disorders and all kind of eye and skin problems.

The Australian Opal is also used in Color Therapy and Charka Healing as it:

  • Considered as a marvellous shield – a stone of protection from absorbing other people’s negative thoughts and energies.
  • The Australian Opal also helps the wearer to find everlasting happiness, love, good luck and positivity everywhere.
  • It enkindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.
  • A tiny Milk Opal buried beneath a willow, the mother tree, or any fruit tree at full moon aids conception.
  • Activates chakra system.
  • Harmonizes and improves status.
  • Reinforces personal strength and helps maintain healthy relationships with others.



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