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Colour in Precious Opal

Ever wondered how opal gets it unique colours? Why is the colour in opal gemstones never the same? Why is opal often called a living stone? We hope this sheds some light on the questions? Pun intended! Lol

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Crystal Opal from Australian fields

The term "crystal opal" refers to any kind of opal (black opal, semi-black opal, white opal) which has a transparent, translucent, or semi-translucent body. This is also referred to as the "diaphaneity" of a stone. If light is able to pass through the gemstone then you are probably looking at a crystal opal. Crystal opals can display any colour of the spectrum in a beautiful play of colour, fire and patterns.  Some of my favourite opals to work with are crystal opals from Coober Pedy.  They make stunning pendants, rings and earrings.  You can check out our range of crystal opal for sale at www.OpalQuest.com.

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Andamooka Opal Fields

Join us on this blog as we explore the opal fields of Andamooka.  Check out the unique types of opal found in this remote South Australian town.  Whilst Coober Pedy is the largest producer of white opal in Australia, Andamooka produces stunning black matrix opal, crystal opal, seam opal and white fire opal.  These different opals make gorgeous rings, pendants and earrings as well as specimen stones.

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