Opale australienne bijoux is world famous for the following reasons. Bien, nous ne disons pas que d'une certaine façon, il est en quelque sorte différent ou plus créatif que les bijoux de tout autre pays. But what we ARE saying is when jewellers feature that amazing gemstone OPAL in their designs, something really special starts to happen.
Vous voyez, the world has been accustomed to a particular “look” in stone set jewelry (jewellery-English spelling), and that ‘look’ is often centered around popular faceted gems such as diamonds, saphirs, and rubies. Bien sûr, il y a beaucoup d'autres pierres non facettes (called cabochons, ou des pierres en forme de dôme)
As a rule, pierres précieuses, qui ne sont pas transparents ou translucides sont coupés avec une partie supérieure en forme de dôme, car ils sont opaques et ne reposent pas sur la déviation et diffraction de la lumière pour produire une étincelle, apart perhaps from opaque red rubies and sapphires which sometimes feature a light reflection like a ‘star.’
Hence the term ‘star sapphires’ or ‘star rubies.’ There are of course shell based gemstones called ‘ammonites‘ which in some way are reminiscent of the opal change of color.
Australian Opal Bijouterie Unique
Opale Australienne (and for that matter, opal from wherever it is found internationally) est totally unique in the world of gemstones. certains opales, bien sûr, sont opaques comme les autres pierres précieuses cabochons. Notably Coober Pedy milk or white opal which does have a beautiful change of color but it is mainly on the surface of the stone.
Cependant, Opale cristal (named for its appearance rather than its technical i.d.) can be slightly translucent, allowing the eye to look deep into the gem and be tantalized by colors that come and go and change from one color to another as the stone is rotated.
Summary of Australian Opal Jewelry
- opal can be any color
- opal can change from one color to another as its rotated
- Most opals are Obviously different from one another
What do we mean by ‘unique?’
Some opals are similar to others but none are exactly the same and if you add black and boulder opals into the equation, the exclusivity of these gemstones expands into another realm which the images on opalmine.com well illustrate.
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