Pink Opal Stones (smaller sizes)
Size Range (cms) : 1.4 - 3.2
Pink Opal Tumbled Stones AAA Grade
Finest grade pink opal tumbled stones from Peru. The colour of these small and medium sized stones varies from almost white to a slightly richer shade of pink.
Pink opal is from the same family of stones as precious opal but unlike the precious variety, it does not exhibit any play of colour. Both are made up of hardened silica gel and contain five to ten percent water in pores so small they're difficult to see even with the aid of magnification.
Although pink opal is often referred to as a mineral, it is in fact a mineraloid which is a naturally occurring solid void of any significant crystal structure. Other examples of mineraloids include pearl, amber, shungite, moldavite and obsidian to name just a few.
During the late 1970's with the rise of the New Age movement, the word 'crystals' started being used in relation to rocks and minerals. The term which continues to be widely used today is neither used or recognised by mineral collectors, geologists or mineralogists. When used in relation to stones like opal, obsidian, lapis lazuli and many others, it's scientifically incorrect.
The name Common Opal came about simply because this coloured opaque variety of opal is common and can be found in many countries around the world. Although best known for being pink, it can also be found in other colours including white, red, orange, green and blue.
Pink opal is widely used for decorative purposes and in particular for gemstones. Material with an exceptionally pink colour is often (but not always) enhanced because people love colourful stones. As you can see from our photos, the colour of the finest grade pink opal can actually be quite subtle.
These fine grade pink opal tumbled stones are exceptionally tactile and reflect light beautifully.
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.
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