Tag: black opal

Black Opal Underground Interview

Black opal underground interview Black Opal Underground Interview…Its a long way to Australia and to Lightning Ridge for the overseas tourist. Hence we have put this interview together, not only to find out a bit more about “black opals” but to see just how they are found and see some examples of how amazing “black opals” really […]

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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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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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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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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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