Category: Boulder

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

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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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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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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