Category: Rough

Rough opal

Opal Unset Free-Form Crystal

Opal Unset free-form crystal from Lightning Ridge – This stone has sold. please go here to contact us Size: 21×19 mm Total Carats:11.80 ct (approx) Status: Unset Shape: Free form Registered Post: Free to your door or post office box More information about Opal Unset free-form crystal These crystal opal stones and their close cousin, white opals or milk opal are some […]

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Opalized Pliosaurs and Other Fossils

Opalized Pliosaurs, and other fossils including rough opal Rough Opal is often found in the form of ancient sea creatures     Such was the case in regard to ‘Eric’ the Opalized Pliosaur which was found in the famous White Cliffs Opal mine in South Australia. Other specimens have been found at Coober Pedy and […]

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How To Buy The Best Opal Gemstones Online

How To Buy The Best Opal Gemstones Online Welcome to a video blog post The best gemstones don’t always look like they are the best, particularly with opal. This video is a part of an up coming series that is being produced as we speak. There is plenty of great information in here that I am sure […]

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Opal Bloke eBook download

Opal Bloke eBook download Opal Bloke, an eBook in which Peter will guide you through the different types of rough opal available and the best kind to learn to cut. you also get a bunch of practice opal for free and sometimes this material produces some surprises. Often you can double the money you paid with […]

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Opal Jewelry-Why So Popular?

Opal Jewelry-Why so popular? Opal Jewelry is a favorite with the girls. Well, it’s not often that you can buy one gemstone and get something that displays the colors of maybe two, three, or more gems. But this is the case with many opals, because as most folks know nowadays, opal is the famous stone […]

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Earring

Earring What is an ‘earring?’ Pretty obvious don’t you think? An earring is a ring you either attach or put through your ear. Sounds simple, but not really. Here is a little history about the subject and some pics of earrings worn by ancient people. As you can see, not too much has changed. You […]

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Insiders Guide to Buying Black Opals

Insiders Guide to Buying Black Opals Buying Black Opals, a Minefield Buying Black Opals can be a minefield if you will excuse the pun. To start with, what IS a black opal? Well, it’s not BLACK as you would incorrectly but understandably assume. Well, at least it’s not black in the foreground of the opal. […]

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Boulder Opal: Ten Things to Keep in Mind when Buying

Boulder Opal buying suggestions A. Boulder Opal What IS Boulder opal? This is the first of the ten things to keep in mind when buying boulder opal. First, boulder is a variety of the black gem. The actual terms were defined in the current opal nomenclature and a correction was made from a previous understanding that […]

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Ten Things to Keep in Mind when Buying Black Opal

Ten Things to keep in mind when buying Black Opal What IS black opal? Well, for a start, it’s NOT BLACK and that’s why it can be confusing to the novice wanting to buy one. The term Black Opal was first coined to fill a need to define its difference from previously known opals which […]

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