The Black Opal – Most Prized of all
Opal is a distinct gemstone. Precious Opal displays rainbow-like hues that change with the angle of observation especially in round cabochon form. Opal is hydrated silicon dioxide, always containing from three to thirty percent water, it is also relatively soft with a rating of 6 on the Mohs Scale. Opals are, therefore, best suited for earrings, brooches and pendants. At AfricaGems, we carry only the finest quality grades of Opal gemstone. The internal structure of precious
Opal makes it diffract light, it can therefore take on many colors. Of all the precious Opals, the most prized is the Black Opal of Australia, this rare Opal accounts for only 8% of all Australian Opals. The Black Opal is valued so much because the dark body tone gives the play of color extra vibrancy not seen in the more common white Opals.
Famous Black Opals
The largest unpolished Black Opal in the Smithsonian Institution is known as the “Roebling Opal”, discovered in 1917 in Nevada, it weighs a whopping 2,585 carats! Although extremely beautiful Opals from this locality are not commonly used in Jewelry because they tend to craize, or crack. Here at AfricaGems we stock only the finest loose Black Opals from Australia and we guarantee all Opals against cracking!
Buy a stunning, rare discounted Black Opal and be secure in the knowledge that at AfricaGems we offer a 30 day policy of 100% money back if you are unhappy with your purchase. We also guarantee full treatment disclosure as required by law. Don’t miss out on this stunning collection of exceptional loose Black Opals from Australia and you won’t be disappointed.
From Harlequin to Peacock– All About Opals from ICA
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