How to take care of your Opal?

Solid opals, mounted or unmounted, require only the normal care you would take with any precious stones or jewellery; however, triplet/doublet opals should never be immersed in water, detergents or chemical cleaning agents.

What are the different types of Opals?

Triplet Opals – Triplet Opals consists of three layers. A black backing, a paper-thin slice of opal in the middle, and a clear glass, quartz, or plastic capping in the shape of a dome. This protects the opal and also enhances the patterns and colours of the opal.

Solid Opals – These can be either light opal, sometimes referred to as “crystal opals”. Solid opals, as in the name implies is an all-natural opal cut from a piece of irregular shaped rough opal. The majority of light opals. Thos with a translucent blue hues or whitish opaque background, are mined at Andamook, Coober Pedy and Mintabie, South Australia.

Doublet opals – A thin veneer of opal bonded to a backing of dark glass

Boulder Opals – These resemble solid blacks in appearance. They have a natural dark brown ironstone host rock surround the crystal opal. Boulder Opals usually come in irregular shape and are mined in Queensland.

Black Opals - Opals with a grey or black background are mined at Lightning Ridge, NSW. The solid black opals are the rarest and usually the most expensive of all opals.

White Opals – Opals which are mainly milky colour.

Fire Opals – Opals with a red “fire” colour.

Are Opals Rare?

The more colour the opals has, the rarer the opal. 90% of all Opal production is from Australia.

Which are the best opals?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Why are opals the best gemstone?

1. The opal is the only known gemstone that is able to naturally diffract light in this way.
2. 90% of Opals are found in Australia.
3. Opals is the only gemstone which has different colours.
4. Opals are an underrated stone. Not many people know about opals, so You can stand out.