Opal is the national gemstone of Australia, which produces 97 percent of the world's supply.
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.
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.
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 >
Opals are often impregnated with colorless oil, wax & resin to bring out the iridescent colors.
5.0 - 6.5
Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.
The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.
1.37 - 1.47
The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.