October's Birthstone - Opal!  http://www.scarlettwillowdesigns.co.uk/blog/2015/9/30/octobers-birthstone-opal

October's Birthstone - Opal!

October's Birthstone - Opal! http://www.scarlettwillowdesigns.co.uk/blog/2015/9/30/octobers-birthstone-opal

Never knew how many different types/colors of Opal there were!

Never knew how many different types/colors of Opal there were!

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Black Opal - Black opal is characterised by a dark body tone causing brightness of colour which is unmatched by lighter opals. Black Opals are usually mined in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and are the most famous, and sought-after type of opal. The term 'black opal' does not mean that the stone is completely black (a common mistake), it simply means the stone has a dark body tone in comparison to a white opal

Black Opal - Black opal is characterised by a dark body tone causing brightness of colour which is unmatched by lighter opals. Black Opals are usually mined in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and are the most famous, and sought-after type of opal. The term 'black opal' does not mean that the stone is completely black (a common mistake), it simply means the stone has a dark body tone in comparison to a white opal

Black Opal is a greenish type of opal with black mottling and gold flecks. Usually found in ancient hot springs, the gem is usually tumbled smooth and cut cabochon. The phrase in the North "Black as a black opal" means, effectively, not very black (or evil) at all, and is used to describe good-hearted rogues and similar individuals who would be embarrassed by praise. A typical specimen has a base value of 1000gp.

Black opal

Black Opal is a greenish type of opal with black mottling and gold flecks. Usually found in ancient hot springs, the gem is usually tumbled smooth and cut cabochon. The phrase in the North "Black as a black opal" means, effectively, not very black (or evil) at all, and is used to describe good-hearted rogues and similar individuals who would be embarrassed by praise. A typical specimen has a base value of 1000gp.

Boulder Opal - Boulder opal forms on ironstone boulders. This type of opal is often cut with the ironstone left on the back, as the opal seam is usually quite thin. Leaving the ironstone on the back means that boulder opal can be very dark and beautiful in color. The opal forms within the cavities of the boulders in both vertical and horizontal cracks. Boulders vary in shape and size, from as small as a pea, to as big as a family car.

Boulder Opal - Boulder opal forms on ironstone boulders. This type of opal is often cut with the ironstone left on the back, as the opal seam is usually quite thin. Leaving the ironstone on the back means that boulder opal can be very dark and beautiful in color. The opal forms within the cavities of the boulders in both vertical and horizontal cracks. Boulders vary in shape and size, from as small as a pea, to as big as a family car.

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Black opal of Australia (Lightning ridge) of 2.60 carat Size: 12,90 x 8.25 x 2.65 mm Opals were formed there are about 100 million years; rain mixed silica of surface and seeped into the ground; After evaporation, the remaining silica has turned into a gelatinous substance... that solidified over millions of years to become the opal...  THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPALS:  Opal black or massive: most popular, rare and... the more expensive because of the exceptional pieces. The name of black opal…

Black opal of Australia (Lightning ridge) of 2.60 carat Size: 12,90 x 8.25 x 2.65 mm Opals were formed there are about 100 million years; rain mixed silica of surface and seeped into the ground; After evaporation, the remaining silica has turned into a gelatinous substance... that solidified over millions of years to become the opal... THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPALS: Opal black or massive: most popular, rare and... the more expensive because of the exceptional pieces. The name of black opal…

Black opal of Australia (Lightning ridge) of 2.60 carat Size: 12,90 x 8.25 x 2.65 mm Opals were formed there are about 100 million years; rain mixed silica of surface and seeped into the ground; After evaporation, the remaining silica has turned into a gelatinous substance... that solidified over millions of years to become the opal...  THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPALS:  Opal black or massive: most popular, rare and... the more expensive because of the exceptional pieces. The name of black opal…

Black opal of Australia (Lightning ridge) of 2.60 carat Size: 12,90 x 8.25 x 2.65 mm Opals were formed there are about 100 million years; rain mixed silica of surface and seeped into the ground; After evaporation, the remaining silica has turned into a gelatinous substance... that solidified over millions of years to become the opal... THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPALS: Opal black or massive: most popular, rare and... the more expensive because of the exceptional pieces. The name of black opal…

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