Collection: Boulder Opal

Balance, Expression, Creativity

Australian boulder opal is typically formed within ironstone boulders, found in outback QLD & Northern NSW, Australia. These boulders are typically composed of a hard ironstone outer shell with a softer sandstone interior. Over time, silica-rich water percolates through cracks and cavities in the ironstone boulders, depositing microscopic silica spheres. As the silica spheres accumulate over time, they create the colourful patterns and flashes of light that are characteristic of opals. Boulder opal can be found in a variety of colours, including blue, green, purple, orange, and red, and the patterns and colours within each stone are completely unique. 

In addition to its unique geological properties, boulder opal is also believed to have a variety of metaphysical properties. Some people believe that boulder opal can help to balance and align the chakras, specifically the heart and third eye chakras, which are associated with emotional well-being and intuition, respectively. This can help to promote emotional stability, enhance creativity, and provide a sense of protection.

Wearing or carrying boulder opal is said to help stimulate the imagination and provide inspiration for creative endeavours. The stone is also believed to help connect the wearer to the earth and promote a sense of grounding. It is said to enhance the ability to communicate and express oneself, making it a popular choice for artists and writers.


Chakra: Heart and third eye chakras. 

Element: Earth and Water, as it is formed within the earth and is believed to enhance grounding and connection to nature.

Zodiac sign: Libra, which is associated with balance, harmony, and creativity. Some people also associate it with the zodiac signs of Aries, Aquarius, and Scorpio.