Australian Opal Jewelry Necklaces Pendants Earrings
Australian Opal Jewelry Necklaces Pendants Earrings in 14k Made in the USA
This jewelry is designed and handmade by us, therefore we can offer it to the public at incredible low factory prices
The opal is Australia's national gemstone, one of the most fascinating gems with more colors than any other, it is a real spectacular dance of color flashes, the play of colors has fascinated people for centuries that hypnotize even the simplest spectator.
Australian opal jewelry earrings
2.47 ct. total weight - 14k yellow gold
Ref. # OE301
Solid Australian opal earrings
2.64 ct. total weight - 14k yellow gold
Ref. # OE302
Solid Australian opal necklace
3.94 ct. total weight - 14K yellow gold
Ref. # ON301
Australian opal necklace
3.36 ct. total weight - 14K Yellow gold
Ref. # ON302
Australian black opal pendant
6.83 ct. round cut - 14k yellow gold
Ref. # OP301
Solid black opal pendant
1.32 ct. pear shaped - 14K yellow gold
Ref. # OP302
Black and white Australian opal pendant
2.68 carats total weight - 14k yellow gold
Ref. # OP303
White natural Australian opal pendant
3.45 carats - 14k yellow gold
Ref. # OP304
Our opal jewelry inventory is limited due to the fact these items are very unique
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ABOUT NATURAL AUSTRALIAN OPALS JEWELRY:
A detailed information about qualities, natural opals formations, play of colors and prices is immense and there are huge variations that can not be summarized on a page. Here I will only expose some small details.
Colors range from colorless to milky white, gray and semi-black to black opals, and a rich of vivid colors including red, orange, yellow and blue.
The depth and richness of color is reflected in pricing.
Play of opal Colors:
A phenomenon unique to these gems, consisting of multiple color flashes within the stone that change depending on the angle from which the stone is viewed.
The density, intensity and distribution of these color flashes are determining value factors.
Opals are considered transparent when another object placed on the opposite side can be viewed through the stone; translucent, defined as having the ability to allow diffused light to pass through the entire gem; or opaque, meaning light does not penetrate the stone.
THE MOST POPULAR AND PRICED ARE THE BLACK OPALS
Also the white opals are very popular and vendible because they are more affordable compared with the black ones; White opals can be milky white and semitransparent, which is why they are normally displayed on dark or black surfaces.
Other very popular currently are the crystalline that are transparent but beautiful and they definitely have to be displayed on black surfaces to appreciate their colors.
WHAT IS POTCH?
POTCH IS WHAT PRECIOUS OPAL IS FORMED ON. IT CAN BE GREY, BLACK OR EVEN WHITE IN COLOR.
The majority of common opal mined is called Potch, so it is basically common opal with no color. Potch is a hydrated amorphous form of silica and is known as a mineraloid. It is not classed as a mineral. The color is formed in the internal structures of precious Opal. Precious ones will diffract light creating a spectrum of colors whereas potch has no diffraction and no color.
BOULDER OPALS ARE A UNIQUE STONES UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Opal is a material that forms within the cracks and crevices of different types of rocks. Often, the veins of opal within a rock are thin and winding. Quite often the formation is not quite big enough for a stone of its own, though it is still dazzlingly beautiful within the rock. At some point, someone had the good sense to realize that the rock and opal together can make a beautiful stone, which is precisely what boulder opals are.
Also termed potch, this is usually an opaque exhibiting a milky but lustrous solid body color without any play of color.
Flashes of bright iridescent color or play of color is clearly evident within the opal.
Precious opals usually have a white or cream body color.
Information taken from: opalauctions.com