Black Opal Mens Jewelry

Black Opal Mens Jewelry

Black Opal Mens Jewelry
black opal in yellow gold
Black Opal Mens Jewelry
black opal in white gold

Black Opal Mens Jewelry comes in many varieties. The term ‘black opal’ is usually associated with Lightning Ridge where the opal comes out of the ground mixed with what is called black “potch” which is actually natural opal without color

Black Opal Mens Jewelry
lightning ridge black opal

When it sits at the back of precious opal color it has a dramatic effect on the presentation of the stone, giving it a darker more dramatic look. Black opal is the rarest of all opals

Black Opal Mens Jewelry using boulder opal

Black Opal Mens Jewelry

Black Opal Mens Jewelry
Boulder opal matrix
Black Opal Mens Jewelry
unique shape boulder

However its close cousin, Boulder Opal is also considered a type of black opal because it has a dark brown background resulting in the same dramatic foreground colors.

Boulder opal is becoming very popular as black opal mens jewelry because it caters for such a wide variety of personalities. Some men like jewelry that is glittery and traditional in presentation.

Black Opal Mens Jewelry with a more rugged style

Black Opal Mens Jewelry
Boulder opal matrix in silver

Others prefer a more ‘rugged’ style that they consider to be more ‘manly.’ Boulder opal fits this perception very well because many boulder opals are a mixture of brown ironstone and color.

At times the ironstone itself is just as interesting as the opal color because it comes in all sorts of patterns and shapes. Sometimes you can perceive pictures in it and if the pictures are obvious enough can be very valuable.

Black Opal Mens Jewelry-Abstract stones

Black Opal Mens Jewelry
opal matrix free-form

You must have a little imagination to see them, sort of like looking at clouds. When there are not clear pictures, just like an oil painting they can be referred to as ‘abstract’ stones. They have interesting patterns that don’t identify with any known natural image.

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