Pink opal crystals highly polished, stunning colour. The shade of pink in some of these stones is so delicate it's only just pink. In others it's as rich as candy floss (cotton candy). Mineral inclusions of black, white, yellow and grey can be seen in some stones which makes each piece even more unique.
Pink and precious opal are the same stone but common opal as the pink variety is correctly known, lacks 'play of colour'. Both are made up of hardened silica gel (water and quartz) and contain five to ten percent water in tiny pores. These are so minute they cannot even be seen under a regular microscope.
Although often referred to as a mineral, both common and precious opals are in fact mineraloids. The difference between a mineral and a mineraloid is the latter does not exhibit any significant crystal structure. Other examples of mineraloids include pearl, amber, shungite, moldavite and obsidian to name just a few.
The name common opal came about because the stone is quite common and can be found in many countries around the world. Although best known for being pink it also occurs in many other colours.
The vast majority of the world's opal is common opal and its primary use is for decorative purposes.
These pink opal tumbled stones reflect light beautifully and a small collection will make a wonderful display. We currently only have a limited number available and are not sure when or if we can get more.
Weights and sizes of these tumbled stones varies from piece to piece.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.