The name Opal is from the Sanskrit 'Upala', which means jewel. The Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, described 'Opalus' - the Opal, as a precious stone containing the fiery flame of the carbuncle (Garnet), the resplendent purple of the Amethyst, and the sea-green glory of the Emerald - all shining together in incredible union and exquisite pleasure.
Opal is a protective stone. It shields from negative energies and thoughts.
Opal is considered a stone representing hope, innocence and purity. It has strong connotations of happiness, faithfulness, loyalty and confidence.
Opals promote a sense of calm security, easing stress and depression, and encouraging one to stop brooding in order to better direct one’s thoughts and energies.
Jasper is a stone of many benefits. It is a healing crystal associated with the sacral chakra and root chakra, which makes it a useful tool for grounding.