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Red

More metaphysical properties of this colour

More red colour properties

Red

This is a follow-on post from an earlier series on the Metaphysical Properties of Colour.

As we look a bit deeper into the Properties of Colour, you may find reading these first, or at least referring to them will help you understand what I am talking about in this post.

How can we benefit from this colour?

This is a follow-on post from an earlier post on the Metaphysical Properties of Red.  It is from a series of posts about Colour Properties.

You may find reading these first, or at least referring to them will help you understand what I am talking about in this post

Let’s start with the obvious. Red is the colour of blood. Without blood, a person cannot survive. Our blood provides us with oxygen and through our bodily reactions gives us the strength and vitality we need to function.

The survival issues mentioned as one of the Red properties refer to being able to provide food, shelter and clothing – again, without these items we couldn’t survive….or not for long.

This colour is associated with the Base or Root chakra which connects us to Earth and provides grounding. When you are feeling light-headed or have a foggy mind, it may be that you need to become more grounded. This chakra contains the genitalia and sexual drive needed for reproduction.

Red is considered the colour of enthusiasm and “get-up and go” which is why it is often suggested as a colour to wear when you wish to be within your power. It is a great colour to surround yourself with if you need energy, concentration or courage.

The colour of action and movement, it is often (maybe in jest) – stated that red cars go faster. It is a colour that suggests passion, courage and daring. Bull fighter’s and Superhero’s capes are an example of the use of this colour to convey the message. Red roses are given to loved ones and dates such as Valentine’s Day are marketed around the colour red from lingerie to chocolates.

Red also suggests anger and when believed righteous, can be the motivation for change.

It is presumed a rock has no consciousness. It is neither aware of itself nor other items around it or how they may interact together. As we gain more awareness of ourselves, our surroundings and the suggestion of The Divine or Universal Consciousness, it is said we are awakening.

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How can the lessons be addressed?

If we have feelings of resentment, frustration, anger, disappointment or aggression, there is generally an abundance of Red energy. It is said we are hot under the collar. It is during these times that we should STOP and breathe…. This way we retain our power! Otherwise we become out of control.

When it is difficult to provide the material things needed to enjoy life or in some cases just to survive, we can become embarrassed of our situation and feel separated from our friends and loved ones or worse from Spirit. We may show competitive or materialistic behaviours. During these times, we need to find a way of grounding ourselves and reconnecting.

An affirmation to say each day is

“I am in my power”

As with other things we often hear people say “fake it until you make it” and this could apply to the affirmations. You may not feel in your power on day 1, but stay with it and with repetition you will feel the connectedness and awakening that you desire.

Chakra and Physical areas associated with Red

If any of these areas or conditions listed under the Chakra and Physical areas are causing concern, you can look at using the suggested crystals in their red form. Small pieces can be carried in your pocket or use larger specimens in your office or bedroom.

Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour. Don’t wear Red? Use red socks if you need grounding or have week circulation. Underwear is a great way of stimulating under-active conditions – and no-one will know.

Food is a great source of Red –  Red meat, berries, beetroots, radishes all assist the blood and provide energy.

Is your concern that you have too much energy or passion, or are easily angered? You may find using the opposite colour to be effective. Green sits opposite red on the colour wheel. You can check out the Properties of Green here.

ruby colour properties of red

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

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Opal

The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones, Minerals & Crystals

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In this series of posts I have included metaphysical properties and information on some of my favourite or interesting Crystals, Gems and Minerals.
I have collected this from several sources and hope you find it helpful and interesting.

The colour of the piece will generally indicate as to which chakra they may benefit.
For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact a Colour

Opal

Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory.

Opal is also a very spiritual stone and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. Opal brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change.

Physically, Opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinson’s disease.

Opal

Pink Peruvian

Pink Peruvian Opal is a stone of love and gentleness. It brings energies of gentle love and kindness to both romantic relationships and relationships of other kinds.

As with other Opals, it also brings inspiration, imagination, and creativity. It can help release inhibitions and brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change.

Physically, Pink Peruvian Opal is helpful for eyesight, heart disease and injury, Parkinson’s disease, lungs, and spleen. Pink Peruvian Opal is associated primarily with the heart chakra.

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Violet

The metaphysical properties of this colour

Violet colour properties

In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to.  I have also included some lessons and affirmations.

Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.

Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist

Violet

Spirituality, service, transformation, healing and leadership fall under Violet. It is the colour of strong ideals and finding contentment in helping others or providing protection. Sacrifice in the context of peace falls under Violet.

This colour is dignified and has a richness of quality. It has humility and is inspirational, sensitive and delicate. Violet shows respect of self and others.

Violet offers the possibility of letting go of what is lost and honouring what remains.

This colour enhances meditation and helps to show our true service to the world. It is the colour of thinkers and reminds us we have free will while knowing what we are here for and how to fulfil it.

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The Lesson for Violet is

"The desire to go home".

People under this colour may have experienced a near death experience or have a fear of death or dying or a wish to return home – to spirit.

This colour can also represent endings – the death of something (divorce, lost job, etc).

Individuals under Violet can feel overlooked / invisible as the colour can be elusive / hard to grab hold of.

Detachment, a need for healing and difficulties with transition fall under this colour. People under Violet may feel they are not always easily understood, have a hidden sadness and are hard on themselves. They may have a need for perfectionism.

Violet can bring out a single-mindedness of purpose or duty but not always serving from love. It can suggest great responsibility / heavy burden and unexpressed anger.

The High Church is represented by this colour as is spiritual pride and grandiosity – it can provide the outer trappings but no essence of spirit or to be so heavenly as to be of no use on earth.

Violet can bring up difficulties with boundaries and with parents. There can be a hidden shame of being different and a difficult of sharing their pain with others.

The need for Violet is

"to be understood"

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

"I have the right to be different".

Of course, this won’t happen just by saying it once off. Each and every time you feel unworthy or stuck in the past, just focus on the affirmation of your choice.

Other affirmations that would be suitable for this colour are “I am good enough” or “I have the right to make mistakes”

This colour connects with

Chakra and physical areas associated with Violet are the Crown, Top of Head, Pineal Gland, Highest Brain Functions, and generally the entire Body.

Physical areas that fall under this colour are Skull conditions, Pineal gland, Nervous conditions, Anti-inflammatory conditions.

Crystals / Gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

Crystals / gems appropriate for this colour are Amethyst, Agate, Diamond, Fluorite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Opal and Clear Quartz.

violet gemstones

Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour.  Violet / Purple isn’t your favourite colour?  Use socks or underwear in this colour as a great way of reminding yourself that you are connected and have confidence – and no-one will know.

If that doesn’t suit you, how about violet sheets (or just a pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this gorgeous colour.

Drinking from a violet glass or eating off a purple plate.   All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to reconnect.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

 

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Red

The metaphysical properties of this colour

Red colour properties

In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to.  I have also included some lessons and affirmations.

Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.

Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist

Red

Red is the colour of energy, enthusiasm, passion, action and motion.  It is the colour that gives us the “get-up-and-go”, the strength, vitality and energy to make changes and mental re-evaluations needed in our lives.

It is beneficial for Earthing / Grounding us when we are feeling spacey or not quiet fully aware – a great trick that may work in this situation is to wear red socks.

Red is the colour of material matters and survival issues. The day to day challenges that we often meet in making a living and keeping a roof over our heads.

Courage and daring can be supported by this colour and it is a great colour to use in situations where you want to come across as an extrovert or being in power and control.

Red is often thought of as the colour of sacrificial love and Christ consciousness. It is the colour of awareness and awakening.

Red is also the colour of blood and may help in situations that require improved circulation. It can also be warming and useful for the treatment of chilblains and cramped muscles.

colour properties of red

The Lesson for Red

"Holding onto resentment"

An inability to deal with frustration and anger in a positive way.  Disappointment, lack of earthing and the need for grounding, can all be addressed through this colour.

Difficulties with material matters, feelings of separation and embarrassment are other lessons offered by Red.

Red can also be an issue with dominance, excessive competitiveness, extreme materialism and over indulgence.

Stop / danger are often indicated by red – think Red Back Spider – so if this colour is being shown to you often, stop and become aware of your actions or surroundings and see what you are in danger of doing / saying / being.

The need for Red

"To become a conscious being"

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

"I am now in my power".

Chakra and physical areas connected with Red are the Earth Star, Base/Root, Base of Spine, Large Intestine, Adrenal Glands, Legs, Feet, Rectum, Genitals.

Physically it is also associated with Blood / iron, the circulatory system, chilblains, cramped muscles, lethargy, sexual issues, the Kundalini energy, fight / flight response (adrenals).

It can be successfully used to stimulate under active conditions such as circulation, weakened muscles, impotence, frigidity, and bowel inactivity.

This colour connects with

China, Russia, Far East Himalayas & North American Indians (Sharman energy)

Crystals / gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

ruby colour properties of red

Suitable Crystals / gems (in their red form when possible) are Agate, Aventurine, Bloodstone, CarnelianFluoriteGarnetHematiteJasperOpalClear Quartz, Rose QuartzRhodonite, RubyStauroliteTourmalineZircon.

You may find wearing or using these and other red items provides assistance when dealing with any of these Red issues.

Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour.  Red isn’t your favourite colour?  Use socks or underwear in this colour as a great way of reminding yourself that you are connected and have confidence – and no-one will know.

If that doesn’t suit you, how about red sheets (or just the pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this gorgeous colour.

Drink a beetroot juice, eat a Strawberry.   All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to reconnect.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

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Pink

The metaphysical properties of colour

Pink colour properties

In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to.  I have also included some lessons and affirmations.

Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.

Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist

Pink

The colour of unconditional love.  Pink is feminine, intuitive, kind and caring.  Pink shows our tender, compassionate side, it can hear other people’s needs and be sensitive and considerate.  It allows us to be vulnerable.

This colour is an antidote for fear, (it lets us trust). We can respond to situations, not react – pacifying aggression. It enables us to respect ourselves and others. To let go – to allow to be.

The Lesson for Pink is

“A need to be always liked"

We may feel unworthy of receiving love or we settle for conditional love – doing anything to get love. A hidden shame about love & being loveable.  Having a lack of self respect and respect for others can also come from Pink.

Difficulties with the female model (femininity) can present within the Pink colour and there may be problems with severity.

As Pink is associated with the ears, there may be feelings of not being heard. We can’t always hear own needs, and can refuse to listen to others.

The need for Pink is

"To be heard"

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

"I am lovable"

Of course, this won’t happen just by saying it once off. Each and every time you feel unworthy or stuck in the past, just focus on the affirmation of your choice.

pink blossom

This colour connects with

The Chakra and physical areas associated with this colour is the Heart and Crown and Utero – Genital areas (womb), Thymus – immune system.

Physical conditions that may present with the pink colour are ear conditions and hormone system (adrenals). Pink may help in conceiving / pregnancy.

Crystals / Gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

Crystals / gems (in their pink form when available) that may assist are

Diamond, Garnet, Kunzite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby, Topaz, Tourmaline.

You may find wearing or using these or items in this colour to provide some assistance with the lessons of this colour.

pink crystal More colour properties of pink

Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour.  Pink isn’t your favourite colour?  Use socks or underwear in this colour as a great way of reminding yourself that you are connected and have confidence – and no-one will know.

If that doesn’t suit you, how about coral sheets (or just the pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this gorgeous colour.

Drink a Strawberry smoothie, eat some watermelon.   All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to reconnect.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

 

I have a fabulous range of original and unique one-of-a-kind pieces currently available in my online store or you can contact me to arrange a custom made piece – just for you.

 

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Magenta

The metaphysical properties of this colour

Magenta colour properties

In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to.  I have also included some lessons and affirmations.

Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.

Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist

Magenta

Divine love, Love from above, Love merged in service, Awakening, Deeply Caring, Love in the little things, Gentle, Dedicated, Compassionate, Instinctively know what others need – these are all aspects of these colours.

A love of beauty, Divine healing, Passionate – elevated above the desire of material things, Precision, Attention to detail, Caring in the doing, Enthusiastic, Power of imaging / visualisation / manifest the perfection of what you want, Awakening / awareness – these are all ways of describing the Metaphysical Properties of Magenta.

magenta sky woman

The Lesson for Magenta is

“The need for Divine love. The need for love from above”.

They may offer service, but without love. There can be a lack of awakening.

They may be uncaring and lack in “love of the little things”. They can have a sense of my feelings / thinking is wrong and a hidden shame at not being loved / wanted. Individuals under Magenta don’t always get their own needs met.

This colour can bring up feelings of abandonment, suicidal / self destructive thoughts (the world would be better if I wasn’t here) and although the may be loved they don’t feel loved.

The need for Magenta is

"for caring"

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

"I am loved and wanted"

Of course, this won’t happen just by saying it once off. Each and every time you feel unworthy or stuck in the past, just focus on the affirmation of your choice.

Another affirmation that would be suitable for this colour is  “I am deeply loved and cared for”.

This colour connects with

Atomic Energy, Japan, Hawaii.

The Chakra area under Magenta is the Incarnational Star.

Physical areas associated with this colour are the Cranial plates (cooling and distressing), Migraines, Hyper thalamus (temp control in the brain) and the Psychic gates – memories of past lives.

Crystals / Gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

Crystals / gems that may work with this colour are in the clear, pink, gold and violet tones.

You may find wearing these or Magenta coloured clothes offers assistance with the attributes or lessons offered by this colour.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

 

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The metaphysical properties of

Blue

Blue colour properties

In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to.  I have also included some lessons and affirmations.

Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.

Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist

Blue

Communicating peace and serenity, both through you and to you. Blue offers the nurturing of a mother figure. It suggests calmness, soothing, tolerance and reliability.

This colour reflects stability, composure, diplomacy, sincerity and connects to conservative people. It can suggest cohesion and uniformity and trust and faith.

Creativity, imagination and refinement are expressed through blue as is speaking up and having a voice of your own.

Blue can offer a medium / psychic doorway to the other side. To communication or a channel with spirit.

This colour is reflective, offers guidance and supplies willpower. It supports people working in a caregiver / caretaker role.

blue sky women

The Lesson for Blue is

"Depression and the “blues”.

Under this colour one can feel that things not going the way you want. There can be a need for peace and tolerance.

A lack of trust (both of self and others) and a sense of loneliness, detachment, separation or isolation can also be found under this colour.

Blue can bring forth a lack of self-expression. Frigidity (frozen feelings) and sadness. It can be used as “The mask” – covering up something / not expressing you true self. There may be a need to ask for something – to use your voice / express yourself.

Difficulties with male or father energy (both external and within self) can be found under this colour as can a resentment of authority. This colour can be introverted or suggest traits of perfectionism or feelings of superiority.

The need for Blue is

"to trust"

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

"I am safe to speak"

Of course, this won’t happen just by saying it once off. Each and every time you feel unworthy or stuck in the past, just focus on the affirmation of your choice.

Other affirmations that would be suitable for this colour are “I trust myself” and “I have faith in the process of my life”. 

This colour connects with

European countries, the Earth, “The Blueprint”.

Chakra and physical areas associated with blue are the throat, base of skull, Thyroid, Para Thyroid, neck, shoulders and voice.

Physical areas under blue are feeling the cold, communication difficulties – tongue tied / dyslexic.

Crystals / Gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

Crystals / gems (in their blue form when available) are Agate, Amazonite, Azurite, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Opal, Clear Quartz, Sapphire, Sodalite and Topaz.

You may find wearing or using these or other Blue items provides assistance when dealing with any of this colour’s lessons or if you wish to draw on its benefits.

sapphire stone

Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour.  Blue isn’t your favourite colour?  Use socks or underwear in this colour as a great way of reminding yourself that you are connected and have confidence – and no-one will know.

If that doesn’t suit you, how about blue sheets or throws with blue patterns (or just a pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this gorgeous colour.

Eat a bowl of blueberries or make a delicious smoothie.  All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to reconnect.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

 

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Birthstones

This is a list of birthstones and their alternatives.  
This is a great resource when looking for suitable gifts.

Remember to bookmark it for future reference

Aquarius
(21st Jan – 20th Feb) 

Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Garnet, Jet, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Silver

opal birthstone

Pisces
(21st Feb – 20th March)

Amethyst, Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Fluorite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Silver

amethyst birthstone

Aries
(21st March – 20th April)

Agate, Amethyst, Carnelian, Coral, Diamond, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz

ruby colour properties of red

Taurus
(21st April – 20th May)

Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Jade, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Rhodonite, Selenite, Turquoise

aquamarine birthstone

Gemini
(21st May – 20th June)

Agate, Aventurine, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Pearl, Rutilated Quartz, Sapphire, Staurolite, Topaz

pearl

Cancer
(21st June – 22nd July)

Amazonite, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl


aventurine

Leo
(23rd July – 22nd Aug)

Agate, Amber, Aventurine, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Obsidian, Peridot, Pyrite, Topaz, Ruby

amber fossilized resin

Virgo
(23rd Aug – 22nd Sep)

Agate, Amazonite, Amber, Aventurine, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Jade, Jasper, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Zircon

tumbled orange carnelian gemstones

Libra
(23rd Sep – 22nd Oct)

Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Coral, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Opal, Peridot, Tourmalinated Quartz, Sapphire, Red/Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise

kunzite colour properties of pink

Scorpio
(23rd Oct – 22nd Nov)

Aquamarine, Citrine, Emerald, Garnet, Kunzite, Malachite, Moonstone, Ruby, Green Tourmaline

Citrine birthstone

Sagittarius
(23rd Nov – 21st Dec)

Amethyst, Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Sodalite, Topaz, Red/Pink Tourmaline, Zircon

Lapis Lazuli rough and bead

Capricorn
(22nd Dec – 20th Jan)

Amber, Amethyst, Garnet, Hematite, Jet, Labradorite, Obsidian, Onyx, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Tigers Eye, Green Tourmaline

Garnet

All Signs
Bloodstone, Jade, Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz, Colourless Tourmaline

Smokey Quartz birthstone

What do you think?

Do you have an affinity with one of the stones listed under your star sign, or are you drawn to something else?

Remember that many of these stones come in various colours, so if you aren’t fond of the colour of a particular stone, see if it has variations.

Quartz has several colours as does Agate, Jasper and Aventurine.

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Care for opal gems

Cleaning & Caring: Opals

Solid Opal is a soft stone so please treat gently to avoid damaging it

Cleaning your Opals

Solid opal can be cleaned gently with a mild detergent in lukewarm water and a soft cloth. Do not use strong chemicals and cleaners.  Never place your opals in an ultrasonic cleaner, as the intense vibrations may cause cracking in a solid opal, and water penetration in a doublet or triplet.  Small scratches and scuff marks can cause an opal to lose its shiny polish and become dull looking. If this is the case with your stones a professional polisher should be contacted to bring it back to life.

Storing your Opals

To store, simply place your opal in a soft cloth bag for protection and place it in a safe place where it won’t be knocked. If you need to store your stones in a very low humidity safe or vault, first wrap your opal in cotton wool with a few drops of water, then into a sealed plastic bag just to be safe. As the opal is impervious, the water will not soak into the but it will prevent water coming out of the stone.

Boulder-Opal

Exceptions to the above

If your opal isn’t a Solid but is a Doublet or Triplet style the care is a little different.

A Doublet is a thin layer of opal glued over a dark base to enhance its colours.

A Triplet has a third clear layer (generally glass or clear Quartz) glued to the top to provide a rounded shape and protect the actual stone.

Because these consist of multiple layers glued together, prolonged exposure to water will eventually cause lifting between the layers and the infiltration of water causing a ‘foggy’ or grey appearance.

Forgetting and wearing it in the shower once or being caught in the rain shouldn’t do any damage but do not expose your Doublet or Triplet opals to prolonged water exposure>

To clean Doublets or Triplets, they may be wiped with a damp soft cloth and mild detergent, but should never be soaked or immersed in water.

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The beautiful earthy colours of the two sizes of natural Sunset Jasper gemstones in this bracelet are separated by 2 brass triangular nugget shaped beads.
Copper spacers add contrast to the Mustang Jasper with its dark, smoky base and flashes of red. The copper is repeated in the clasp and findings

I have a fabulous range of original and unique one-of-a-kind pieces currently available in my online store or you can contact me to arrange a custom made piece – just for you.

 

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