Opal (Upal in Hindi) is a semi precious gemstone found in a variety of colors like white, blue, pink and green.

Who Should Wear An Opal?

Opal is the birthstone for Libra sunsign. In Indian astrology, it is the rashi ratna for Taurus (Vrish) and Libra (Tula). Upal stone strengthens planet Venus (Shukra) and bestows on its wearer marital concord, confidence, beauty, good health, love and prosperity. Ascendants of Gemini and Virgo can also wear Opal gemstone.

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Which Opal Gemstone Should I Buy?

  • Opal gemstone should ideally weigh at least 1/10th in carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 6 carat+ stone)
  • The stone should preferably be free of spots, have pure color and no chemical or heat treatments.
  • In Opals with fire, the pattern and colour of the fire should be vivid and intense.

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You may also read: Opal Stone Benefits, Opal Stone Price, Substitute of Opal Stone, How to Wear Opal

Opal Benefits

  • Opal gemstone strengthens Venus, which is the ruler of Relationships and Luxury in Astrology. Therefore, wearing Opal brings concord and satisfaction in relationships and helps in achieving a more fulfilling life which is full of charm, art, grace, culture and luxury.
  • People involved in artistic fields like music, painting, dancing and theatre etc. receive innumerable benefits of Opal stone.
  • One of the benefits of wearing Opal gemstone is that it brings passion and strength into one’s love life or marital relations. It is said to bring stability to a troubled marriage and improve social relations of a person overall.
  • Medically, Opal stone is said to benefit the Endocrine System and maintain the balance of hormonal secretions.
  • Opal stone is believed to improve the functioning of the Urinary system, especially the kidneys.
  • Opal gemstone benefits people who deal in items associated with fine living like clothes, fashion, jewelry, artifacts, expensive cars etc.


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Opal Gemstone Price

Opal price per carat depends upon Weight (measured in carats or ratti), Treatments and Quality (Colour, Clarity and Shape & Polish).

White Opal with Fire Price in India-

  • Natural and Original Australian Opal stone price in India are between rupees 700 per carat and rupees 3,700 per carat and above.
  • For best astrological effects, your first choice should be the White Australian Opal price per carat of Rs 3700 per carat. Your second choice should be the quality of White Opal with cost of Rs 1900 per carat and finally if budget compels, your third choice should be the quality with price Rs 1200 per carat. Lower quality Opals should be avoided as they are not astrologically very effective.
  • White Opal with fire rate per carat depends upon the play of colour (colours of the fire). The brighter and vivid the colors, the better the quality and hence, the astrological effects of the stone. The stone should preferably have the least number of spots and natural inclusions, and good clarity and transparency.
  • Australian Opal stone price per carat can be converted into Opal stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).

White Opal Price in India-

  • Australian White Opal prices in India are not very high. For astrological effect, people prefer to buy Australian White Opal with fire over White Opal stone price per carat of which is Rs 250/ct.

Black Opal price in India-

  • Black Opal stone price in India varies from dealer to dealer and the quality of the stone.
  • For Astrological purpose, Black Opal price per carat of Rs 1,100 or more is the best. Please note that lesser valued Opal gemstones offer lesser astrological benefits as well.

For information on Fire Opals, please visit our FIRE OPAL page.

Opal stone price in Delhi is competitive since most gemstone dealers sell heated and treated Opals for the price of good quality Opals, thereby not making you get your money's worth. So do ensure that you get a trusted lab certification mentioning tests for treatment.

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Opal Quality

  • The quality of Opal depends upon its Color, Clarity & Transparency, Shape & Polish.
  • For Astrological purpose, the Opal's quality depends mainly on its colour and clarity. The background colour of the Opal stone should be pure, the play of colours (colour of fire) should be bright and vivid and the stone should have few internal inclusions or spots.
  • The cut and shape of an Opal only has ornamental significance and no astrological importance.

Where Should I Buy Natural Opal?

Be careful as many dealers sell heated and treated Opal gemstones that look attractive but do not have high astrological value. Therefore, when you buy Opal stone Online, ensure that you get it certified from a Reputed Lab for originality, no chemical or heat treatments and country of origin.  The dealer should ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!), have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy Opal online at GemPundit.com where we sell the best quality original and natural Opal stone online for purchase at reasonable prices. We value your trust above anything else and therefore, provide a free lab certificate ensuring that your Opal gemstone is 100% natural and genuine. Also, you can pay Cash on Delivery as we provide Free Shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly Return and Refund Policy.

Which Is The Best Substitute For Opal?

Opal gemstone is a stone for planet Venus and is worn as a substitute for diamond. For better astrological effects, you can wear a Zircon or a White Sapphire.

Pundit Ji will help you find the best gemstone for your budget from a wide variety of Opals as well as its substitutes showcased on GemPundit.com
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Gemstones Related to Opal

Fire Opal - This is a colour variant of the beautiful and vibrant Opal gemstone. It is a single refractive stone related to the element of fire and is found in  colors like yellow, red, orange, and orange-yellow etc.

How to Wear an Opal Gemstone


The first choice as the metal for Opal should be Silver. The second choice as the metal for Opal stone should be Gold or finally, Panchdhaatu.

You can select from a huge collection of Opal rings, Opal pendants and bracelet designs at GemPundit.com. We provide jewelry made from the finest Silver, Gold and PanchDhaatu.

Procedure For Wearing Opal

Opal is worn in the index finger or ring finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn on Friday morning before 12 PM during the Shukla Paksh (Waxing Moon). For more details you may also read the blog post here.

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