Opalite is nothing more than man made, lab created, synthetic opalized glass.
For the most part, it is represented as exactly what it is. However, there is always someone that will try to pass it off as “the real deal (Opal)” or a type of rainbow Moonstone, be it through ignorance, deception or incorrect information passed on.
It is not in any way, shape or form a type of Opal (or Moonstone) no matter what fancy story someone attaches to it.
It is pretty! I am a fan of shiny things, but I am also a purist, so this does not belong in my crystal toolbox.
Image found on etsy.com Not sure of original credit.