Category: Buying

Opals For Sale

Opals For Sale Opals For Sale: There are about 1000 opals for sale at Opal Mine Opal Jewelry For Sale You can get opals for sale that are already set in jewelry, (or jewellery if you come from the United Kingdom.) Opal rings, pendants, necklaces, brooches, earrings, bracelets, tie tacks, tie bars, cuff links. Opal […]

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Queen of Gems and Gem of Queens

Queen of Gems and Gem of Queens Queen of Gems and Gem of Queens: Mystifying Opal! Flickering with sparkling blue, aqua, green, red or yellow, is awesome in its eerie beauty. It is the only precious stone having the natural ability to split or diffract the light falling onto it. This makes its optical properties […]

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Real Opal jewelry

Real Opal jewelry Real Opal jewelry well, that’s an expression that immediately raises a question. Are we saying that there are some types of opal jewelry that are NOT real? That is the opal stone itself is not a natural one out of the ground! Yes, that’s exactly what we are saying. You see, along […]

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Solid Opal

Solid Opal Solid Opal – Aren’t they ALL Solid? Solid opal is a term that has become known by mainly opal dealers and folks who understand a bit about opal because it intends to differentiate between the different ways opals are manufactured and presented. Solid opals makes reference to the fact that the opal you […]

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How to Grade Rough Opal

How to Grade Rough Opal How to Grade Rough Opal ready for processing To grade rough opal, you might just make three piles of stones. One pile represents the stones with the greatest potential with the most obvious color and of course, this is the main reason for checking the opal because if the stones […]

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My Hobby

My Hobby My Hobby: Opal – Helpful Hints from an Enthusiast   After cutting opals for about 30 years, one day an old bloke walked into the Opal Miner’s Hut and said: “How do you “dop” an opal?” After a lengthy description of the traditional heated sealing wax method, he said: “That’s a bit of […]

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