Opal, known colloquially as Dudhiya, across the Indian subcontinent, is a hydrated amorphous form of silica, containing water ranging from 3 to 21% by weight, but usually between 6 and 10%. This mystical gemstone represents the planet, Venus. Found in a vast range of hues including colourless, white, yellow, red, orange, green, brown, black, blue and pink, this semi-precious gemstone eliminates the evil effects of Venus. Famous for its astonishing play of colours, Opal is the astrological substitute of Diamond. Opal’s magical properties increase passion and strength in the wearer’s love life or marital relations, usher stability and tranquillity upon a troubled marriage and improve social relations of the wearer.
In its finest forms, the natural colour of Opal is Colorless, with gorgeous specks of White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, Brown, Black, Blue, Pink.
It is the national gemstone of Australia and thus quite naturally, over 90% of the world’s precious opals are from Australia, while the remaining can be found across other parts of the world such as Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia and USA. Opals from Mexico, also known as “Mexican Opals” have a higher content of water and possess astounding transparency. Opals usually occur in round, and oval shapes. When it comes to quality, the best quality Opal Stone looks flawless to the eyes.
Opals are semi-precious gemstones, formed from a combination of silicon dioxide and water. When water flows down through the earth, it deposits silica from sandstone and carries this silica-rich solution into cracks and voids, caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. Thus, nature gifts us this gemstone. It’s majestic transparency, sparkle and firmness make this gemstone a prized possession.
Considered as the birthstone of the zodiac sign Taurus and Libra, Dudhiya is highly recommended to those, who have a Mahadasha of Venus in their horoscopes. It is very beneficial for people suffering from infertility,libido, and impotency. It provides satisfaction and progression in the wearer’s life, while also being extremely helpful in harnessing one’s self-consciousness. Other than these benefits, Opals also confer financial comfort and can be worn for beauty and charm. Opals also reward the gift of a luxurious lifestyle to the wearer. Medically, this gemstone is believed to maintain the balance of hormones and improve the functioning of the kidney. Not only that, but Opals also help in augmenting businesses like clothes, fashion, jewellery, artefacts, expensive cars and in artistic fields like music, painting, dancing and theatre etc.
Generally advised to be plated on a gold or silver ring, there’s a ritual that one needs to abide by to reap the benefits of this remarkable semi-precious gemstone.
Firstly, the wearer needs to dip the opal ring in a bowl having 1 spoon of Curd, Honey, Gangajal, Tulsi leaves and Ghee for 10 minutes. This will activate and cleanse your Opal and remove all its impurities. Thereafter, they need to take the ring out of this mixture and wash it with pure Gangajal. The ring is advised to be worn on the index or ring finger of the right hand, on a Friday morning of Shukla Paksha while chanting the mantra ‘Om Shun Shukraye Namah’ 108 minutes.
Since Opal is a very powerful gemstone, one should wear it only after consulting a certified astrologist. People with zodiac signs other than Taurus and Libra can also wear it but under certain conditions, as the rare gemstone does not suit everyone.
Weighing 7 Carats on an average, the cost of natural Opal varies depending on their colour, clarity, size, and overall quality. The average price of a 7 carat Opal ranges between ₹100 and 500 per carat.
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