natural fire opal

Know the importance, significance & benefits of natural white fire opal stone

By Brahma Gems February 25, 2021

Seeking a jyotish gem for a changeover? Go for opals that not only possess celestial powers but play a significant role in turning the wheels of your fortune. As per Vedic astrology, the gem is the works like genius in guaranteeing some miraculous and positive effects on your life. Here is all you need to know about the functioning of the gem.

About The Gemstone

One of the most influential gemstone in astrology, opal is a white-coloured, semi-precious gemstone. The ratna belongs to the silicate mineral family and is said to strengthen the Venus (Shukra) of the wearer. The stone is recognized for its wonderful array of colours. It’s astrological powers are effective on the zodiac signs Taurus and Libra. The wondrous gem entitles the person to have prosperity, charm, wealth and a luxurious life. It is a representative gem of planet Venus.

Facts and Appearances

White opal or doodhiya patthar is a form of silicon dioxide (mineral) lacking a proper crystalline structure in its formation.  Milky in appearance, it also displays various other shades which in turn lead to various theories about its healing effects. 

The synthetic or heat-treated stone have properties like spectrum, density and internal structure different from the original ones. One of the fascinating facts about the gem is that it has also been discovered on Mars. Other unique property that adds to their mystery and appeal is the stone’s radiant (literally) property of scattering light. The stone of Venus is majorly associated with the attributes of beauty, love, intellect and good fortune.  

Properties of Doodhiya Patthar

It is a delicate stone that measures 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. It can easily develop fine scratches and lose its polish if exposed to extreme roughness or temperature. The scratch can be tiny and microscopic but with time it can accumulate and become visible with naked eyes. The opal ratna is available in red, orange, yellow, white, greeon, blue and even black colour. The common opal’s density measured is 1.9 – 2.3 g/cm3.



It is divided into three different types which are

  • Precious Opal- Also known as noble opal. Known for its play of spectral colours due to the refraction and refection of light in its colourless substance.

  • Fire Opal- It is a very important and one of the most desired variety that comes in intense orange shade.

  • Common Opal- It is also known as potch and is opaque to translucent and brownish orange in colour. It doesn’t exhibit any flash of colours and is available in a wide variety of colours.



Sources and Origin

The exclusive stone can be found in Canada, Australia, Madagascar, Siberia, Ethiopia and many other locations. However, the large number of opals are said to be unearthed in Australia and Ethiopia. Infact opals are the continent’s or country’s national gemstone.

Astrological Benefits and Healing Properties of Opal

  • Helps in strengthening the relationship with others.

  • Wearer works hard to achieve their goals.

  • Lead your life towards happiness and love.

  • Boosts up the confidence and encourage self-sufficiency in an individual.

  • Enhances intuition and creativity.

  • Helps in emotional stability.

  • Helpful in reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

  • The gem improves concentration power.

  • It also also strengthens the immune system, metabolism and boosts the thinking ability.

  • Wearing opal or doodhiya patthar improves fertility and increases physical stamina.

  • Increases positive energy, promotes individuality and personal expression.

  • Also helps in spiritual healing.


Procedures and Guidelines of Wearing Opal Gemstone

  • Wearing the doodhiya patthar appropriately helps strengthen the ruling planet in connection with the gem. To invite good luck and prosperity into your life, it must be worn on Friday morning of Shukla Paksha in the middle or ring finger of the working hand.

  • It is also said that immersing the stone in the bowl of curd, honey, tulsi and ghee for 10 minutes cleanses the opal to remove its impurities and negativities.

  • Before washing with pure gangajal and wearing it, it is best to recite the mantra ‘Om Shun Shukraye Namah’ so that the stone becomes more effective.

  • The minimum mass of the ratna stone should be your own body weight that is divided by 10. For example if it’s 60 kgs body weight then the stone should be 6 carat atleast. However, it is said that larger the stone size, the better and quicker are the results.

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