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Opal Unset: Black Opal

Brilliant genuine black opal featuring variations of greens, yellows and blues.

Size: 15×8 mm Carat weight: 2.16 ct Field: Lightning Ridge Basic Shipping: FREE Approx. Delivery time: One to two weeks (depending on country of destination)

About Black Opal:

Black opal is from the Western NSW opal fields. Opals such as this are becoming very rare since the Lightning Ridge fields are running out. It’s a far cry from the heady days of the nineties, when this outback opal town was so crowded with buyers that you couldn’t get a parking place in the main street, let alone find a room in the Black Opal motel, where most of the opal buying took place. Ask us about opal jewelry (opaljewellery if you are from the U.K) designs. No obligation to suggest a style for your unset opal. Price includes international shipping and packaging.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

Keep in mind that we have a free ‘late gift’ service just in case you need it..

If you are running late in receiving your gift please take note of our ‘free late opal gift card’. All you need to do is send us the name of the giver and receiver and we will email it to you for printing.

 

 

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Opal Earrings: Doublet Opal

Shipping: included in the price Opal Field: Coober Pedy Type: Genuine Australian crystal opal doublets

Size: 5 mm round Feature color: Red Metal: 14k yellow Gold

Free Extras that come with these earrings:

Free black velvet gift box or gem satchel. You also get a free pair of butterflies attachments for the earrings in case you ever lose one.

Free Late Gift Card: Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time. We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

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Doublet Opal Description:

Opal doublets are created from natural crystal opal. They are a way of producing a really nice opal that has the same effect as black opal that can be used in jewelry. Because the opal is not thick enough, it would be unstable to set in a ring (for example) so the opal is attached to a black opal or some other dark material that gives the opal both support and a dark background color that throws the color forward and gives the opal a more striking appearance. Doublet opals are more affordable to the average person who may not be able to afford many thousands of dollars, and the great thing about it is that you would still be wearing a natural non synthetic opal that has the appearance of something very expensive.

 

 

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Opal rough: Boulder Opal in rub format

Type: Genuine Australia solid boulder opal rub ( Rubbed opal is rough opal that has been cleaned back to expose the color) Size: 24×14 mm Field: Western Queensland Opal Fields Basic Shipping: FREE Approx. Delivery time: One to two weeks (depending on country of destination)

Fast delivery: By FedEx courier with tracking number- contact us for details

Cutting Assistance: Please use the ‘opal processing’ drop down on the main page of www.opalmine.com for help with cutting and polishing opal.

Source of Boulder opal:

These gems come from a wide variety of places in the continent of Australia ranging from the southern border of Queensland up to Winton and the little location of Opalton further north. There is a lot of work done bringing a gem like this to a point where it can be used as a ring stone. Giant diamond blades have to break down the huge boulders into manageable size for smaller blades to cut the pieces into smaller items. That is when the diamond grinding process starts and gradually the color is brought from a dull lifeless feature to brilliant gems.

Free late gift card: In regard to using them as gifts, if you are running late for a gift deadline as often is the case, opalmine has devised a convenient and free service to help relieve the situation. We provide by email, a ‘late gift’ card which builds anticipation for the opal gift being given. This card is appreciated nearly as much as the gift itself. All we need is for you to give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go here for details.

Qualifications: We at opalmine.com don’t just sell opals. We are in close association with those who mine it, cut it, design and process the stones into the magnificent jewelry you see at this site.

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Opal Unset: Crystal Opal

Opal Unset Type: Genuine Australian solid crystal opal unset Origin: Coober Pedy, South Australia Size: 27×12 mm Total Carats: Status: unset Shape: free form Shipping: Free By Registered International Airmail

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

Contact: Please inquire in opalmine live chat if you have any questions without obligation to buy anything. This is a service based site.

Free late gift card:

In regard to using them as gifts, if you are running late for a gift deadline as often is the case, opalmine has devised a convenient and free service to help relieve the situation. We provide by email, a ‘late gift’ card which builds anticipation for the opal gift being given. This card is appreciated nearly as much as the gift itself. All we need is for you to give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Crystal opals are running out!

Description: Coober Pedy is the international capital for crystal opal or white opal in the world. The two types of opal are distinguished by the fact that white opal is opaque in that the color rests on the surface of the opal and is not translucent. Crystal opal is more translucent which gives it great depth and intrigue, creating this arresting display of opal color. Often it is actually Opalized shells from ancient inland seas.

 

 

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Opal Unset: Crystal Opal

Opal Origin: Coober Pedy, South Australia Size: 13×7 mm Total Carats: Status: unset Shape: triangular Shipping: FREE. How discouraging it is when you decide to buy something to find out that its going to cost you even more for postage. You’ll be pleased to know that opalmine.com does not charge for the extra freight.

Late opal gift card:

Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time. We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Contact: Please inquire in opalmine live chat if you have any questions without obligation to buy anything. This is a service based site.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

Crystal opal is mainly from Coober Pedy but of course it is also found in most of the other opal fields including Lightning Ridge, Andamooka and the Queensland opal fields. Actually all Australian opal is similar in structure.

The various types are categorized by what they are associated with. If the crystal opal has black potch in the background, it’s black opal. If it has dark brown to black ironstone in the background it is black boulder opal. If it has darkness within itself it becomes black crystal.

Please note that crystal opal is not easy to photograph. If it has a light background it loses a lot of it’s color. If it’s shown on a black background it can give the illusion that it’s darker than it really is which is the case in some of these shots . So please feel free to discuss the stone with us before purchase to make sure you understand the color status.

 

 

 

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Opal Unset: Crystal Opal

Opal Unset Type: Genuine Australian solid crystal opal Origin of Stone: The Fields of Coober Pedy, South Australia Size: 11×10 mm Total Carats: Status: unset Shape: triangular

Shipping: FREE. How discouraging it is when you decide to buy something to find out that its going to cost you even more for postage. You’ll be pleased to know that opalmine.com does not charge for the extra freight.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

Contact: Please inquire in opalmine live chat if you have any questions without obligation to buy anything. This is a service based site.

Late opal gift card:

If you are running late in receiving your gift please take note of our ‘free late opal gift card’. All you need to do is send us the name of the giver and receiver and we will email it to you for printing.

 

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Opal Unset: Crystal Opal

Size: 11×9 mm Total Carats: Status: unset Shape: oval Origin of Stone: Coober Pedy, South Australia Color: Green, blue orange Shipping: Free By Registered International Airmail

Late opal gift card:

Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time. We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

Contact: Please inquire in opalmine live chat if you have any questions without obligation to buy anything. This is a service based site.

About Crystal Opal:

Coober Pedy is the international capital for crystal opal or white opal in the world. The two types of opal are distinguished by the fact that white opal is opaque in that the color rests on the surface of the opal and is not translucent. Crystal opal is more translucent which gives it great depth and intrigue, creating this arresting display of opal color. Often it is actually Opalized shells from ancient inland seas.

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Opal Specimens

Opal Specimens: Boulder Opal split face

Type: Genuine Australian solid split face boulder opal Size: 120x56x87 mm Field: Boulder opal fields, western Queensland, Australia Standard Shipping: Free

Another free service: Keep in mind that we have a free ‘late gift card’ service just in case you need it. Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time. We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company.

This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go here for details.

Testimonials: Please take a look at independent comments about us here.

Boulder Opal Description:

Winton is at the northern end of the famous boulder opal fields in Western Queensland. These stones which were probably the first black opals found in Australia in the middle of the 19th century. They are similar to the Lightning Ridge Black opal except that they have dark brown ironstone back instead of black potch.

Such colors and patterns are typical of boulder opal which comes from a strip of the outback of western Queensland Australia between Cunnamulla with its opal fields of Yowah and Koroit up through Quilpie to Winton in the north.

The town of Winton boasts a museum recording some amazing finds of among other things dinosaurs and other ancient artifacts.

Winton along with Longreach to the south has a history of nearly two hundred years of brave outback pioneers who wandered the bush both in search of minerals and caring for cattle and crops.

Winton is where Australia’s airline industry had its birth and it’s also the place along with others who gave birth to the opal industry.

Opal, arguably the most unique of all gemstones are found in this area inside large ironstone boulders and has to be released from mother nature with the help of large machinery and long with diamond blades and lapidary wheels.

The process is someone of a muddy experience but the resultant gemstones are not only amazing in color but also in pattern and shape.

 

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Opal bracelet: Boulder opals

Type: Genuine Australian Solid Boulder Opals Origin: Winton opal fields, Australia Amount: 3 (stones)

Size of largest opal: 7×6 mm Metal: 9 k gold Shipping: Free Packaging: Free velvet box or pouch Guarantee: International Perpetual.

Boulder Opal, full color:

Boulder opal is an opal that is sliced out of large ironstone boulders where veins of opal color are found. This requires the help of (sometimes) large diamond saws and sledgehammers. When the pieces containing the color are separated from the mother stone, the opal cutter will then gradually clear the waste away from one side of the veins of opal, exposing the color of the stone. More often than not the color has lots of ironstone inclusions giving it an evidence that it is a natural opal. Sometimes the full color of the opal is exposed and stones like this are very similar to black opals. They are called ‘full color boulder opals’ this one you can use for abstract boulders.

Free Late gift Card: If you have a deadline to meet for this gift, please take advantage of our free ‘late gift’ card which often goes over as well as the gift itself. Just email us the names of the giver and receiver.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go to here for details.

 

 

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Opal Specimens

Opal Specimens – Boulder Opal from the Quilpie, western Queensland opal fields

Type: Very large boulder opal split specimen showing delicate greens blues and pinks. Size: 75x80x40 mm Standard Shipping: Included in price which means that after you make the order you don’t get any nasty surprises about extra costs associated with your purchase. We cover the freight and guarantee.

What is a Boulder Opal? Click here to find out.

Opal specimen Boulder Opal, full color:

Boulder opal is an opal that is sliced out of large ironstone boulders where veins of opal color are found. This requires the help of (sometimes) large diamond saws and sledgehammers.

When the pieces containing the color are separated from the mother stone, the opal cutter will then gradually clear the waste away from one side of the veins of opal, exposing the color of the stone. More often than not the color has lots of ironstone inclusions giving it an evidence that it is a natural opal.

Sometimes the full color of the opal is exposed and stones like this are very similar to black opals. They are called ‘full color boulder opals’.

Late opal gift card:

If you are running late in receiving your gift please take note of our ‘free late opal gift card’. All you need to do is send us the name of the giver and receiver and we will email it to you for printing.

Guarantee: International guarantee of quality based on 40 years of reliable service from our opal company. This guarantee does not run out in one year, whether you lose your paperwork or not. We have a record of the sale and will care for you should something go wrong. Go here for details.

Testimonials: Please go here to check what other customers have said about opalmine