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Opal Gemstones

Australia, being the most common country of origin for the Opal, is home to 95 percent of all Opal mines. Coming from dry, remote deserts, this gemstone offers a rainbow of beautiful colors all within its one stone. The Opal can take on various colors ranging from clear, white, yellow, orange, red, pink, brown, black and more, while the most rare of all are Opals that have red against black. More common colors are those of white and green.
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Opal

Product ID: 3416
Carat Weight: 3.71
Color: Multicolor
$740.00
$414.40

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Opal

Product ID: 3446
Carat Weight: 3.78
Color: Multicolor
$755.00
$422.80

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Opal

Product ID: 3456
Carat Weight: 4.14
Color: Multicolor
$825.00
$462.00

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Opal

Product ID: 3450
Carat Weight: 4.36
Color: Multicolor
$870.00
$487.20

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Opal

Product ID: 3447
Carat Weight: 5.62
Color: Multicolor
$1,120.00
$627.20

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Opal

Product ID: 3453
Carat Weight: 6.10
Color: Multicolor
$1,220.00
$683.20

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Opal

Product ID: 3458
Carat Weight: 6.20
Color: Multicolor
$1,240.00
$694.40

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Opal gemstones are multi-colored gemstones that were originally, and are still mainly located, in the dry deserts of the outbacks of Australia. The history of this stone dates back to the aborigines of Australia and are part of an ancient legend. The opal group of gemstones contain a number of different and radiant variations of the mineraloid. Some common variations of opal include black opal, dark opal, white opal, milk opal, light opal, boulder opal, fire opal and opal matrix. Each of these opals is a mixture or a number of different color and shine.

Opal stones are used for jewelry, however should be treated delicately. They only rate between a 5.5 and a 6 on the Mohs scale which is considered to be relatively soft. This means the stone is not very resistant to scratches or other abrasions. Opals are also made up of a high amount of water, and when the stones become dry or are in the heat for an extended period of time they are susceptible to cracking or a fading of the stone's coloring. Despite this, opals are still used for a number of different types of jewelry and are sometimes covered in a artificial resin in order to make them more durable when worn in jewelry.

The majority of all opals are still found in Australia with over 95 percent of all opals produced coming from the country. Opals can also be found in a number of other locations including parts of Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Western Africa as well as the United States in Idaho and Nevada. The beloved fire opal is found mainly in parts of Mexico and sometimes called the Mexican Fire Opal. Many people believe that opal holds a sort of healing power and helps those wearing it to find real love.

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