Category: Black

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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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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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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