Posts Tagged ‘black opal’

New Shangri-La Jewelry Shines at Mardon

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

These gorgeous¬† perfectly matched solid black opal earrings illustrate the global reach of the gem trade. We acquired the stones a few years back from an Aussie opal cutter in Lightning Ridge, Australia, then sent them to Nepal last year. Each leg of their journey was about 8,000 miles, so these opals have traveled the […]

How to Grade Opal Patterns and Colors

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

What makes opal such a fascinating gemstone? When asked what opal looks like, most people would probably first think of the typical white base opal with little sprinkles and twinkles of color. This unique display of color is a phenomenon correctly known as play of color, not fire as it is sometimes referred to. Any […]

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