About Opal: Opal comes in a variety of colors such as, pink, blue, orange, green, and sometimes even purple. The Gemstone is also found is several areas around the world. In recent years, technology has advanced and has allowed the creation of beautiful lab created opal found in some pieces of jewelry today. No matter the location or size, opal’s radiant beauty is always the same. Opal is known for its unique display of flashing rainbow colors called play-of-color. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem as a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.
Types of Opal: The two classes of opal are translucent opal and opaque opal. Translucent opal displays play-of-color, opaque opal does not. Opal is generally found in matrix form and extracted for jewelry or kept in its natural form for gemstone collectors.
Touchstone’s Opals: Touchstone has a wide variety of opals available from all around the world. Our glowing pieces of the gemstone are found in the depths of Australian mines, in the virgin valley of Nevada, Oregon, and in Ethiopia. They range in size, color, and type, but the beauty is consistent. Add to your collection today!
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