The word Opal comes from the old Indian word 'Upala' which means gemstone. In Sanskrit, Opal means 'precious stone'. Initially, Opal was used in ancient times to make primitive tools, later it was used to make ornamental objects. Opal was used by the Assyrians, Babylonians and the Romans.
Dendrites are fern-like inclusions of iron, manganese, or other metal oxides that create a beautiful pattern and contrast within the opal.
Dendrite opal is also called Merlinite, not to be confused with Mystic Merlinite which is a gabbro species. This stone has a positive effect on the stomach, digestion and heart and in particular on the common cold and reduced coughing
On a spiritual level, merlinite ensures that life is seen as a miracle. Suppressed feelings are released, your mood improves and worries disappear. Dendrite opal in particular gives the opportunity to be open to others, even after a bad experience. Chakra: Base, Forehead (third eye), Crown. Zodiac Sign: Gemini and Virgo