Learn on Opal
If a natural opal is very transluucent and visible on both surfaces, it is defined as Solid Opal.Natural solid opal with highly transparency and brilliant colors are high appreciated. If a solid opal carries creamy appearance, it is called as Milky Opal. The Majority of Natural Solid Opal is come from Boober Pedy and Mintabie in Australia.
Natural doublet opal is a combination of a natural opal and dark backing which is a natural ironston boulder. Due to this dark backing, the colrs of opal can be enhanced so brilliantly. Doublet opal is also called as "boulder doublet".
Natural Triplet Opal is a combination of natural opal, glass potch and glass covering. Although it's value is not high, it is beautiful. it is usuall made for souvenirs.
Natural Black Opal has a dark body color and can be crystal or opaque. It was first discovered in the Lightning Ridge in 1902. As Lightning Ridge is the only place that contains black opal, black opal is very precious and many collectors are very fond of it. A beautiful black opal is sought-after and comparable to the value of diamonds.
As the value of Natural Black Opal is very high, the design of Black Opal Jewellery generally tends to be grand and gracceful style.
Forms in nodules within volcanic ash in seams between rhyolite layers. It occurs in a variety of colors and patterns and usually displays brilliant flashes of color. Some said the Ethiopian Opal carry a soul holograph with a positive energy.