Category: Black

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 family, being dark […]

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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 look […]

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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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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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