Opal, commonly known as Upal in Hindi, is a white colored semi-precious astrological gemstone associated with Venus (Shukra) planet. Opal has immeasurable benefits in beauty, good health, love and prosperity.
Opal, the birthstone for Libra sun sign and the rashi ratna for Taurus (Vrish) and Libra (Tula), strengthens planet Venus (Shukra) and its wearer to gain confidence, beauty, good health, prosperity and love. Ascendants of Gemini and Virgo can also wear Opal gemstone. Vedic astrology’s detailed analysis as per horoscope ascendance and birth chart are available here.
Day-Time:- Opal should be worn on the index finger or the ring finger of the working hand and it should be done only on Friday before 12 P.M. during Shukal Paksh (Waxing Moon).
Metal:- Gold should be the first choice of metal which should be used for a Opal ring or pendant. Silver with gold cape can also be considered. Panchdhatu / Ashthdhatu can also be used if gold is out of economic constraints.
Weight:- Ideally, minimum weight of Opal which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (12 – 15 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat).
The ruler of Relationships and Luxury, in Astrology, is Planet Venus & Opal strengthens Venus. Therefore, wearing Opal brings art culture luxury and satisfaction in relationships. Due to the stone’s healing properties, it is known as this gemstone is known as “The Eye of God” and “The Queen of Gemstones”. Opal is considered a stone that could provide great luck because it is believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal.
Price of Opal (per carat / per ratti)
Opal gemstone commonly known as Opal is basically a corundum mineral species gemstone which comes in different colours such as Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, and green. Colour variety in corundum is basically due to the presence of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium.
Opal Gemstone Product Properties:-
Content:- Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)
Crystal System and Class:- tri-gonal, hexagonal scalenohedral
Crystal Habit:- massive and granular
Hardness:- 9 on Moh’s scale
Specific Gravity:- 3.94 - 4.0 3
Refractive Index:- 1.768 - 1.772
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Organization should have larger presence across the market. Small dealers will prefer to fool you by selling treated or synthetic Opal at the price of a genuine one. Larger organizations care about the brand and avoid unethical practices.
Lab Certification:- Ensure that the certificate provided with the gemstone is from a government certified lab. The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).
Catalogues:- Do check the catalogues available online on different websites to buy Opal.
Refund Policy:- Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every authentic astrological gemstone purchase should have a refund policy.