Take a look at this stunning Australian dark opal drop with green orange features.
Dark opal unset
Black opal and are of the same family
Field: Lightning Ridge (Australia)
Stone Size: 21×9 mm
Carat weight: 2.80 ct (approx)
Packaging: Gem pouch
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Member: American Opal Society.
This means that the stones are not set into jewelry. In other words they are cut and polished ready for setting
Understanding black opal
The term can be a bit confusing because some think that black opal is black but in actual fact it’s the darkness or blackness of the background that gives the stone its name.
So black opals are of the family of Dark opals, whereas White and Crystal opal come from the Light opal family.
So, all black opals are dark opals but not all dark opals are black opals.The darkness varies between mid grey to really pitch black.
This quality Dark opal comes from the Lightning Ridge Opal 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, opal is destined to go up in value as the supply becomes more restricted which is happening at present.
The color of these stones is completely natural, in contrast to diamonds [for example] which depends on man-made facets to reflect the spectrum colors.
The patterns and shapes that present themselves in Black opal are amazing and the ‘change of color’ evident has to be seen to be believed and is only approximated by means of photography.
Another free service: Keep in mind that we have a free ‘late gift’ service just in case you need it.
Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time.
We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.
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