Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone, and black opal is the rarest and most valuable of its kind, at times selling at prices that rival the best diamonds. The stone must have a rich, black background, but base colors come in all shades of gray, which is why opinions vary on what is a “true” black opal. Found in the Lightning Ridge area in northwestern New South Wales, black opals are natural, solid stones that absorb scattered white light, giving it brilliant spectral c
This 25mm black opal donut is one of only two in existence. It is perfectly polished and weighs just over 3 grams. The opal is 25mm across and the band is 5.9mm thick. The opal was cut from the very finest material and the intensity of the fire stands on its own. Gilson Created Opal Black 25mm donut shaped opals
Part of a suite that includes earrings, a bangle and a ring, Alessio Boschi Plumes necklace takes the peacock tail as its inspiration and uses 15 black opals as the centerpieces of cascading and movable feathers.
Did you know that 90% of the worlds Opal is found in Australia? You also might not realise that depending on which Opal mine you are at you will find very different types of Australian Opal. You can find black Opal in New South Wales, white Opal in Queensland and boulder and matrix Opal in South Australia and Queensland.