Opalite Gallet

Stone: Opalite
Size: 1" x 0.5"

Natural Opalite shares the same basic chemical properties as Opal. Opalite is made of tiny spheres of silicon dioxide which stack onto each other in a pyramid grid shape. This grid is what allows the cat’s eye effect to be displayed when the stone is cut into a high domed cabochon. Natural opalite is referred to as "common opal" to prevent confusing it with glass opalite. Opalite is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Opalite is referred to as a cleansing stone and is thought to influence love and passion, as well as encourage physical contact and emotional expression in a playful manner.




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