I have been seeing these opal eggs at a shop since around memorial day last year, but I just didn’t have the money to get one. $15 isn’t a load of money, but I typically just did not have that to spend when I was looking in the shop at the $0.25 tumbled stones. Finally I had just enough spending money while there and I got one. 🙂 The nice shop lady didn’t know what kind of opal this is, but it had a little sticker on it that said Mexico. I did some research and it appears to be cantera opal. I read that there are fakes, but hopefully that is not the case with this stone. It certainly feels real. Cantera opal is opal in a rhyolite matrix. I didn’t even know rhyolite could be pink before this. The rhyolite sphere I have is shades of green.
I am pretty happy to have this crystal. It has called my name (the type that is, there were maybe 6 in a display case together) every time I have seen it. This is my first opal. I enjoy holding it as much as I do looking at it. *dreamy sigh* An added sentiment is that opal is the birth stone of both of my grandmothers. 🙂
Update: I drifted off for a short nap (was supposed to be a few hours but a heavy rain woke me) while holding this crystal. I had a dream that I could feel the crystal’s energy causing it to spin in my hand as I was napping. Interesting.