Mineral Class: Glass (Not a mineral)
Crystal System: None (Man-made)
Hardness: 5.5 - 6
Diaphaneity: Translucent, Opaque
Colors: Clear, Milky, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Green
Opalite is the trade name for man-made opalescent glass. It is also known as Argenon, Sea Opal and Opal Moonstone. There is a natural Opalite which shares the same basic chemical properties of Opal. It is made of tiny spheres of silicon dioxide, which stack onto one another in a pyramid shape. Natural Opalite is often referred to as “common Opal” to prevent it from being confused for glass Opalite. The man made Opalite, will appear to have a blue color when placed against a dark background, and will have a milky white or faint orange or pink glow when placed against a white background. As it is glass, it sometimes contains air bubbles. Opalite is a beautiful, sky blue stone that symbolizes clear thinking, new beginnings, and childlike glee.