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.
Florida-based gemstone enthusiast Jeff Schultz captures a stunning image of a Mexican Fire Opal that, depending on how you visually interpret it, looks like a beautiful sunset in the clouds or a fiery explosion with billowing smoke.
malformalady: opal butte crystal with Contra luz color plays. This gem has all faceted faces and contains some amazing matrix inclusions. The mix of of facets, color plays, and minerals creates an almost mystical or “underwater” like scene within.
Crystal sphere with Rainbow. This is a very rare crystal with rainbow colours inside. I love how the sphere has a smooth texture, then you look inside and the rainbow colours seem to stand out. Kinda looks like ice crystals.