Different And Rare Type Of Beautiful Opal Stone

Different And Rare Type Of Beautiful Opal Stone

Different And Rare Type Of Beautiful Opal Stone
Different And Rare Type Of Beautiful Opal Stone

Opal stone is call to be extremely beautiful, and they are produce in different parts of the world on a regular basis. They are also consider extremely lucky, which is why many people buy them for their personal collection.

Whether you intend to buy opals as jewelry or for your personal fascination with them, it is important that you acquire comprehensive gem information about them so that you can pick the best specimens.

Here is a look at the various types of opal stones that you can find.

Precious Opal Stone

Among all the gemstone names that you can ever come across, the Precious Opal is by far the most important. These stones are call for flashing iridescent colors as they are view from multiple angles; a phenomenon that is call as “play-of-color.”

Precious Opal Stone
Precious Opal Stone

A wide range of colors can be notice in such color plays, such as red, orange, bright yellow, blue, green and purple. They are always in high demand in the gem and jewelry industry.

Harlequin Opal Gems Stone

Harlequin Opal Gems Stone
Harlequin Opal Gems Stone

A Harlequin Opal is a type of opal that has got patches of color appearing like diamonds or rectangles. They are call  for their variations of sizes, colors, and looks.

Pinfire Opal Stone

Pinfire Opal Stone
Pin-fire Opal Stone

The Pin-fire Opal or Pinpoint Opal is a stone that has got distinct pinpoints of color all over the stone. Australia is a rich source of Pin-fire Opals.

Contra-Luz

Contra-Luz
Contra-Luz

The “Contra-Luz” opals are characterize by color-play which can be visible when a light source is place behind the stone. Such an effect is only notice in stones which are either completely transparent or almost transparent.

Cat’s Eye Opal Stone

Cat's Eye Opal Stone
Cat’s Eye Opal Stone

Opals do not usually show the chatoyancy, a special type of optical effect which helps to create a “cats-eye” on a stone.

With these opals, a sharp prominent line is create  reflection through a system of numerous needle-shaped inclusions that are present inside the gem.

This line or the so-call eye tends to move back and forth over the surface of the stone as it is move or as the source of light is move. You can also notice it when you move your head slightly.

Morado Opal

Morado Opal
Morado Opal

There are some specific types of purple color opals that are call as Morado opals. The term “Morado” is actually Spanish for purple. In most cases, Morado opals are found in Mexico.

Blue Opal

Peruvian blue opal stones are mine in Peru, South America. While some variants of blue opals come with a play of colors, there are others that do not exhibit such a property.

Blue Opal
Blue Opal

However, both types of blue opals are in equally high demand. These opals are loved by all for their beautiful, serene shade of blue.

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Pink Opal

Pink Opal
Pink Opal

Pink opals, just like the blue ones are produce in Peru. They can range from being almost white to lilac shades and even carnation pink. They are often use for making jewelry.

Solid Opal

The solid opal stones are cut stones or rough stones that are entirely compose of the opal material and do not have any trace of the host rock components or other major inclusions.

Solid Opal
Solid Opal

These solid opal stones can sometimes come as a combination of common and precious opal stones. Solid opals are generally refer to as the “Type 1 Opal”.

Andamooka Opal

Andamooka Opal
Andamooka Opal

Andamooka is a mining district in South Australia and the opals produced there are called Andamooka Opals. Commercial production of opals began sometime around the 1920’s.

It is particularly call for the production of matrix opals. Opal stones produce here can weigh as high as 30 carats.

Ethiopian Opal

Ethiopian Opal
Ethiopian Opal

Ethiopia is known for the production of precious opals and fire opals, which are known for their vibrancy and attractiveness.

They are always in high demand in the gem market and often used for the manufacturing and designing of jewelry.

Nowadays gem quality opals are produce in Ethiopia, which is usually so big and bright that they can easily compete with the opals that are produce in Australia.

Honduras Black Opal

Honduras Black Opal
Honduras Black Opal

Honduras is famous for producing opals that are call for their black and basalt-matrix structure. They also include tiny vesicles that are fill with shimmering opals.

Honduras Black Opals are extremely vibrant and attractive and are used widely in jewelry making.

Crystal Opal

Crystal Opal
Crystal Opal

The crystal opals are translucent or transparent opals that are call for their vibrant shimmering play of colors. The playing of colors may include shades like violet, blue and green.

Fire opal Stone

Fire opal Stone
Fire opal Stone

The fire opals are some of the most well-known types of rare semi-precious stones in the world. They have a bright fiery color and mostly come in red, orange or yellow shades.

These stones may not show a play-of-color, although every now and then one can find fire opals that do exhibit such a property.

The distinct warm colors in which these are found make them extremely attractive, a reason for which they are widely favor around the world.

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