Opal Aura Quartz
Opal Aura Quartz has one of the prettiest rainbow colors you'll see from a crystal. This pattern might be why it has such interesting properties like...
Off-white base color with a rainbow shine
Long columns of smooth shiny crystal with a glassy surface
3 / 10 Rarity
Discovered in First made in labs sometime during the early 1980s
Mined in Made in many countries across the world
Chinese name: 蛋白石光環石英
What is Opal Aura Quartz?
Are you a bit confused about what Opal Aura Quartz is? We were too.
Let's clear up that confusion.
"Opal Aura" is not a kind of naturally occuring Quartz.
It's actually just Clear Quartz that has bonded with platinum.
(How much platinum gets added is Top Secret or, more accurately, "proprietary")
Breaking down how gems are bonded with metals is a topic for another time though.
Put simply, Opal Aura Quartz does have slightly different properties than regular Quartz because of the added platinum.
There are some similarities too though.
Plain quartz resonates through all 7 chakras, and so too does the Opal Aura variety.
Which given it's color shouldn't be too much a surprise.
Clear crystals vibrate with all chakras.
This methods of care and crystal's properties are pretty similar to Clear Quartz.
Then again, that's true for all types of Aura Quartz.
Hopefully our short disclaimer has cleared up any confusion about what Opal Aura Quartz actually is...
and what it isn't.
Now let's learn how to take care of your Opal Aura Quartz!
General Care for a Opal Aura Quartz
Like most types of quartz, this rainbow stone scores an average 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Which just means it might get scratched.
And it might DO some scratching too.
So unless you prefer scratched crystals... we recommend you keep this crystal from bumping into your other rocks.
Don't just store it in your attic though!
It might get sad being abandoned.
And it will certainly get dusty.
Only one way to remedy that...
How To Clean Your Opal Aura Quartz Crystal
Bubble baths and rainbows. Doesn't get better than that.
Isn't it bonded with platinum?
Can soap hurt our precious metal layer?
Platinum is not hurt by soap or even an acidic vinegar.
Which is great because we don't want to damage our crystal!
And since neither raw Opal Aura Quartz nor tumbled is harmed from a little bit of vinegar...
It's time for a bath!
...How do you give Opal Aura Quartz a vinegar bath?
It's easy as 1, 2, 3... (and 4)
- Fill your favorite bowl with warm vinegar or lemon juice.
- Let your gemstone soak in its little tub for awhile.
- Use a soft cloth to polish your crystal.
- Rinse the mineral under warm water to get rid of the vinegar smell.
Will Your Opal Aura Quartz Fade?
There are a few crystals that fade in color because of sunlight.
Corderoite, Brazilian Amethyst, and Amazonite to name afew.
Luckily, real Opal Aura Quartz will not fade in the sun.
It's already pretty translucent, so there isn't much fading that could happen.
The metallic shine won't fade either.
How to Charge Opal Aura Quartz
Charging your Opal Aura is as simple as placing it on a selenite charging plate or bathing it in direct moonlight for several hours.
This crystal also responds to being buried in salt for 24 hours.
If you want to avoid an extra physical cleaning session, use a cloth bag or some kind of natural covering to prevent salt from falling into your stone's cracks.
Or, just give your gemstone a quick wash once it's charged!
Check If Your Opal Aura Quartz Is Real
Surpsingly, your main concern shouldn't be whether or not your stone is fake.
It should be double checking you've not bought the wrong type of rainbow crystal.
There are many rainbow gemstones that share a similar look :
Iris Agate, Precious Opal, Mystic Topaz, and Rainbow Flourite, to name a few.
If you're sure you haven't mixed up your gems, then we can confirm you have a real Opal Aura Quartz.
Start by touching your crystal.
Does it feel oddly cold to the touch?
That's a green flag!
Time for a few more tests.
How To Do a "Fog Test"
If you have a Opal Aura and want to confirm it’s authenticity... just breath on it.
We know that sounds strange.. but it works!
Real Opal Aura stone will evaporate your breath in under a second.
But a fake can take as long as 5 seconds to evaporate.
This test works because most fakes are made of lead glass, which holds moisture longer than a real crystal.
How To Do a "Bubble Test"
The properties of lead glass have another flaw -- bubbles.
By examining your Opal Aura closely you can notice if there are any bubbles inside.
But remember, inclusions are not the same as bubbles!
Inclusions are tiny crystals trapped inside a bigger crystal, not pockets of air.
Because gemstones take so long to form, they might have tiny crystals inside -- but won't have air trapped inside.
On the other hand, a glass gemstone without ANY air pockets inside is simply unheard of.
Opal Aura Quartz Healing Properties
Opal Aura Quartz has a much paler rainbow color that is produced from platinum.
In the same way that a rainbow in the sky stimulates hope and optimism, Opal Aura is a crystal of joy.
It purifies and balances all the chakras and integrates the light body into the physical dimensions.
Opal Aura opens to a deep state of meditative awareness, grounding the information received in the physical body.
It brings about a state of total union with the divine through cosmic consciousness.
The Opal Aura Quartz base form in different types of rock around the world :
Quartz has a natural resistance to both physical and chemical damage.
Despite being bonded with platinum, Opal Aura Quartz barely hits a 7 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Although regular Quartz is super common, Opal Aura Quartz is not.
Now, it's a precious or rare crystal or anything... But it is more rare than plain clear quartz.
It's not as common because bonding a crystal with platinum isn't super profitable.
But that's great for us because buying them isn't that expensive!
Smaller stones of Opal Aura Quartz cost around $4 per carat.
Larger stones of higher quality range from $5 - $10 per carat depending on their size and quality.