The best Pink Opal comes from the Andes, and is found in many hues and tones of pink, sometimes banded. Our grading denotes relative quality, measured by depth of colour; the amount of inclusions; and the quality of the finish. Pink Opal is a stone for the heart and for the emotional body. It has a soft and gentle energy that nonetheless can get right to the root of any emotional upset, and then help calm and soothe it. Pink Opal also helps us allow ourselves to be loved and to be more kind and forgiving to ourself if we are overly self-critical. This is also a useful stone to have present during past-life regression sessions or where any healing of old emotional wounds is in progress. The rose-pink colour comes from the oxidisation of manganese, which has been taken into the opalised material: those with a deep pink colour are of especial benefit in working with opening of the high-heart centre and on all issues connected with the application of compassion - whether for the Self or to others.