Category: Opal Stones Unset

Black Opal

Black Opal Black opal of Lightning Ridge: This glorious semi-black opal from the Lightning Ridge opal field, the home of the famous mines in Western New South Wales, Australia is a rare example of a perfectly cut high domed oval stone suitable for a ring or pendant. The stone is not classically black but is in the same […]

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Crystal Opal Calibrated

Crystal Opal Calibrated Crystal Opal Calibrated: To make it easier for jewelers to set stones into rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and whatever else has to be done it is an advantage to use opals that have been cut to a standard size. This way the jeweler can use wax to create shapes and designs to […]

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Pictures of Unset Opals

Pictures of unset opals When you see the variety of pictures of unset opals, it makes you wonder what else will be found in the ground to add to the fascinating world of gemstones. The term ‘opal’ is pretty generic nowadays. Once it used to apply mainly to that marvelous gem that changes color right before your […]

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Unset Boulder Opal

Unset Boulder Opal This quality unset boulder opal comes from the Western Queensland fields. Stones like this are becoming rarer as the opal fields are running out. The price of the stone, unlike many gemstones, is influenced by supply and demand, not by international cartels who agree on price increases. Size: 37×21 mm (approx 1 1/2″ […]

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Opal Unset Free-Form Crystal

Opal Unset free-form crystal Opal unset free-form crystal…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 of the […]

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Opal Unset

Opal Unset Opal unset…This quality boulder opal unset 1229 comes from the Western Queensland fields. Stones like this are becoming rarer as the opal fields are running out. The price of Opal, unlike many gemstones, is influenced by supply and demand, not by international cartels who agree on price increases. Hence, this stone is destined to […]

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Black Opal

Black Opal What Color is Black Opal? a pretty simple question you would say. Requiring an obvious answer, ‘BLACK OPAL IS OBVIOUSLY BLACK’ Well if you said that, you would be wrong. Such a confusing answer begs a good explanation and we intend to give it to you in this article. First though, let’s take a […]

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Insiders Guide to Buying Black Opals

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 […]

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Boulder Opal: Ten Things to Keep in Mind when Buying

Boulder Opal: Ten Things to Keep in Mind when Buying Ten Things to Keep in Mind when Buying this most precious gem from the Queensland Australia opal fields 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 […]

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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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