Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone, and black opal is the rarest and most valuable of its kind

Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. 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 colors.

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

This black opal donut is one of only two in existence. It is perfectly polished and weighs just over 3 grams. The opal is across and the band is thick. The opal was cut from the very f.

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.

Introduction to the Different Types of Australian Opal

Did you know that 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 Queen

Peruvian blue opal.

Not all Opals have the play of color. The haze look is very common in opal that does not have the play of color phenomenon.

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A few nice Boulder Opals from the Quilpie region of Western Queensland... Bill Kasso

A few nice Boulder Opals from the Quilpie region of Western Queensland.

An amazing little selection of opals from around the world. DerHammerStein Auction

An amazing little selection of opals from around the world. DerHammerStein - Auction - 2 of my children are obsessed with rocks and minerals right now and had them on their Christmas lists

Tiara c1925. Silver, opals and Aquamarines. National Gallery, Victoria, Australia

[The aquamarines look so much better with the opals than diamonds would.] Tiara Silver, opals and Aquamarines.

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