The term Opalite can be confusing and is often used to describe a rock containing small deposits of Opal. The name is also sometimes used to describe impure examples of Opal. However, the Opalite we are referring to here is the beautiful, softly pearlescent, manufactured Opalite. This Opalite is also sometimes called Sea Opal. Although this Opalite is a man-made 'crystal', it still, nevertheless, holds plenty of beneficial properties.
Opalite is actually formed in several ways. 1) By infusing high quality glass with a milky lemon blue colouring to produce the lovely soft opalescent effect we see in the finished product. 2) Layers of glass are laid down with metal oxide between the layers and then the whole lot is bonded together. In this case, it is the iron oxide that causes light hitting the Opalite to diffract and produce the 'opalescence'. These are the commonest methods although it is possible to come across imitation opal stones made from resin or 'polystyrene latex'. In addition to these, imitation opals are made using a form of man-made glass known as Slocum Stone which gives a play of colour. Another way is to hollow out rock crystal and fill it with chips of Opal and coloured plastic. The French manufacturers Gilson in 1973, developed a form of Opal using silica spheres.
Because of its relatively recent appearance and due to it being manufactured, we are not aware of any mythical connections or legends with Opalite.
Opalite (Sea glass opal) may be man made but is nevertheless a stone of love. It is a very gentle, calming stone and is ideal to have in your work space or in situations that may be difficult or tense. This stone can help us to achieve our goals and to be successful, particularly in business. This is of course, as long as our intentions are good.
Opalite is good for meditation and can also enhance our psychic abilities. It can increase communication abilities at all levels, and especially on the spiritual level.
Helps us to air or put across to others our feelings
Sexual problems and dysfunction (helps one enjoy sex - reduces sexual inhibitions)
Dissolves energy blockages
Helps us emotionally - heals at the emotional level
Stabilises mood swings
Calms and reassures
Allows /helps us to slow down
Good for the blood
Helps the kidneys
Strengthens our determination and perseverance
Promotes and reinforces our belief in ourselves