Pink Opal Crystals (large)
Stunning Pink Opal Crystals
Pink opal crystals, highly polished, stunning colour. These medium and large sized tumbled stones are really quite magnificent. The exact shade of pink varies from one stone to the next. In some it's so subtle the stone is only just pink yet in others it's as rich as the colour of candy floss. Wisps of black, white, yellow and grey can also be seen in some of the crystals and these unique and distinctive markings make each stone wonderfully unique.
Pink and precious opal are exactly the same mineral but common opal as the pink variety is correctly known, lacks "play of colour". Both stones are made up of hardened silica gel and contain five to ten percent water in tiny pores which 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 that 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 simply because this variety of opal is quite common and can be found in many countries around the world. Although best known for being pink, stones also occur in many other colours.
The vast majority of the world's opal is common opal and its primary use is for lapidary purposes. These striking crystals reflect light beautifully and will definitely add a splash of colour to your collection. A handful of pink opals in a bowl would make an eye-catching display and stones are perfect for use in holistic therapies such as reiki and crystal healing.
Our pink opal crystals range in size from medium to large. As with all tumbled stones exact weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece.
To see the original sized photographs of these pink opal crystals why not drop by our page on Flickr?
Empathic warrior crystals 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 stones away because of minor damage so instead offer them for sale at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warrior crystals are not always available and should this be the case, a refund will be issued before remaining items in the order are processed. For more information read our article on empathic warrior crystals.
Save 10% on 5 Pink Opal Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 15.3 - 22.4
Size Range (cms) : 3.6 - 5.3