|Angel Aura Opalite Crescent Moons|
It's not a gemstone or a mineral---it is a type of opalescent glass. Opalite is always man-made glass. It is NOT quartz.
There are different metals, such as gold, silver, platinum, and/or titanium, that are used to coat gemstones, rhinestones, crystals, or CZ, that cause beautiful rainbows of colors. These look like a soap bubble, or oil on water---a rainbow of blues, greens, teals, many different and always-changing colors.
|Angel Aura Quartz|
|Rainbow Aura Quartz|
This same process using other vaporized metals on quartz or glass or on other minerals results in "Rainbow Aura" (titanium and gold) or golden "Sunset Aura" or "Flame Aura" (electrostatic-bonded titanium onto unheated quartz) or "Opal Aura" but the process is the same---vaporized metals are permanently bonded to crystals, often quartz crystals, but sometimes on other gems such as topaz, or CZ or crystals (such as Swarovski crystals). Although this process is usually permanent, sometimes the coating can get scratched so it's best to be careful when wearing mystic coated jewelry.
|Aqua Aura Quartz|
When gold is fused to quartz, it's called "Aqua Aura" and leaves a beautiful blue-rainbow coating.
Sadly, there are even fake "aura quartz" stones---these are perhaps just painted or cheaply coated (and it scratches right off), or sometimes "quartz clusters" are just pieces glued together, so beware when buying online.
These "mystic" coated crystals or gemstones have been around for a long time. The results are extremely beautiful in a wide range of colors. Mystic coated quartz is very popular, including mystic coated Amethyst, as well as Mystic Topaz.
|Angel Aura Opalite Arrowhead|