Colorful crystal opal ring
Spoil yourself with these A grade crystal opal gems set in 14k yellow gold. A stunning design and SHIPPING IS FREE
Crystal Opals and their close cousin, white or milk opal are some of the best known opals in the world because of the fact that crystal and white opal have been mined for centuries, if not for thousands of years.
European supplies came from the opal mines in Hungary which are all but mined out now. The difference between crystal and white opal is that crystal is more translucent, in that you can actually see down deep into the stone.
White opal is opaque, the color being on the surface of the stone.
Dramatic blasts of green, blue, orange, emanate from deep inside the stone, creating an enduring fascination, every time you look at this lovely pair of stones
The lighter color of this stone reflects and contrasts nicely with natural skin color, or with a darker outfit. Read about how opal color is formed here
Opal ring origins
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.