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Opal

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Opal

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Opal has a shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors unlike any other gemstone.

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Birthstone

October

Origin

Opal is the national gemstone of Australia, which produces 97 percent of the world's supply.

History

Opal is a breathtaking iridescent color changing stone that has a different hue with each varying angle of observation. Opal’s color range and pattern help determine its value. Opal ranges from clear to white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the rarest, whereas white and greens are the most common.

Fashion

Opal has a shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors and is unlike any other gemstone. Are you unique and unlike any other? If so, opal is your stone. Opals can be worn as a fun piece, pairing well with every color as it plays off of whatever you are wearing! Sparkle and shine with the hues of opal jewelry.

Formation

Opal is the non-crystalline form of the mineral silica. Unlike any other gemstone it forms in lumps of silica.

Cleaning & Care

Opals should be worn with care and treasured. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean your opal, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush, mild dish soap and warm water. Due to the delicate nature of opals, they are not recommended to be worn daily as rings or other types of jewelry that are subject to hard knocks. Gemstone Cleaning and Care Guide >

Treatments

Opals are often impregnated with colorless oil, wax & resin to bring out the iridescent colors.

MOH'S Hardness

5.0 - 6.5

Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.

Specific Gravity

2.15

The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.

Refractive Index

1.37 - 1.47

The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.

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If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition. Any purchase made with a credit card must be returned to the original credit card. Please read more about our Returns and Exchanges Policy.

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Day's Jewelers requires suppliers to provide a written warranty, for every diamond purchased, that it was acquired from non-conflict sources. Furthermore, as a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, Day's is committed to supporting and promoting the highest level of social, ethical and environmental responsibility in our communities and in the areas of the world where our products are sourced. Learn more about the Day's Promise...

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If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.

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Your jewelry purchased from Day's Jewelers is warranted for a lifetime against defects in materials and craftsmanship. To be eligible for this warranty, your piece of jewelry must be inspected at any Day's store at least once every six months. If you should live in an area where there is no Day's store located, we would be happy to recommend a reputable jeweler to perform the required semi-annual inspections. Day's also offers a low cost extended care plan that covers normal wear and tear of items not deemed as defective.

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