Opal-The October Gemstone

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What is the best thing about Opal Gemstones?

by Trent — August 25, 2014

The best thing about opal gemstones is that they are very fascinating to look at. While other gemstones might as well be interesting in an aesthetic sense, they actually don’t match up. The gemstone’s display of colors when looked at from an angle making it a piece of beauty that can look at for a very long time- the hue flashes on opal gemstone is referred to as opalescence and may be many or few and of different in size and type. It’s due to this coloration that determines the worthiness of opal gemstone. The color display well in any amount of light and actually stands out spectacularly. The essence of having a natural stone jewelry is for beauty, and the best thing about the Australian opal is that it gives out that.

The opal gemstones are mainly found in Australia. Almost all of the opal gemstone currently in the market in form of jewelry for men and women is mined in the country. Even though the USA, Brazil and Mexico also export the natural stones- some African countries like Ethiopia and Mali with some opal gemstone. All in all, the opal gemstone from Australia is the best.

Opal gemstones are have a classification, and this comes into two; common and precious opal.The one that brings out a fine color display are referred to as the precious opals, those that miss this characteristics are known as common opals (also known as single color specimen)opal gemstone that are used in jewelry design can actually be cut from both groups of Australian opal. Both classes of opal gemstone are available in a variety of forms. The most loved is the black precious opal. The natural stone jewelry from this opal displays black, dark blue or dark green for its main background, with a play of beautiful dazzling coloration to go with it. The second most famous precious opal is the white opal, which is white, cream or yellowish color and with a strong in-play of hue. The highly valued gemstone opal is the Mexican Fire Opal; it’s a very common almost translucent opal in orange red color.

The best thing about Australian opals is that they are used in designing natural stone jewelry which might as well be cut into thin slices that are kept on a matrix material. Most online jewelry (bought from online jewelry shops) which are made this way are more pocket friendly than a solid precious opal and is a cheaper way to get the same display of dazzling color as that of a solid precious opal. Being a relatively soft stone, the opal gemstone can be made scratch proof by application of a quartz coating.

Another best thing with this amazing gem is that it’s used in the design of many different types’ opal gemstone stone in many different types of jewelry from male jewelry, pendants, earrings, and necklaces. The opal gemstone jewelry is basically affordable for all people.This makes it a choice for all types of jewelry tastes globally.

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