Is Crystal Opal Really Crystal?
No, Crystal Opals are not crystals.
Opals are amorphous silica rocks that lack formal crystalline structure. Crystal Opals have earned their (somewhat misleading) title due to their diaphanous appearance.
- Are transparent or translucent.
- Can carry different base tones (ie: black, semi-black, white).
- Are famously mined in areas like White Cliffs and Lightning Ridge, Australia.
Q: Our favorite thing about Crystal Opals?
A: They reach their full color potential when they make contact with your skin. We see them as a symbiotic stone.
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Opal Dos and Don’ts
Opals have a play of color that results in a unique and captivating show of varied hues and tones, with an unforgettable luster and shine. To maintain that luminescence, it's important to know how to properly care for them — how to treat opal jewelry, the dos and don'ts of maintenance.
Australian Opal Vs Ethiopian Opal
Most Opals, 95% of them, come from the land of down under, Australia. But what about that fledgling 5%? Well, aside from Australia, the biggest exporter is Ethiopia.
What's the Difference Between Opal Doublets, Opal Triplets, and Solid Opals?
Opals come in three different categories: doublets, triplets, and solid opals. Opal doublets and triplets are a beautiful and more affordable alternative to solid opals, but it is important to understand the differences between them to determine which option is most suitable to your lifestyle.