The stone name opal comes from the Sanskrit word "upala". Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit.Opal has a larger proportion of water in it than most stones and is considered a water stone. This can help ease the effort of handling change in life. Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion.Opal is said to be a stone for love. It brings the inspiration of love into a stagnant heart chakra and The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the "stone of the Gods".