Seven shades of Opal! What's the difference?

Seven shades of Opal! What's the difference?

Opals come in a vast array of colors, translucence, clarity, and shapes. Opal also happens to be one of my favorite materials to cut. Given the overwhelming variety of opals available for purchase or use in jewelry, where is an opal fan to start? Knowledge is key, and we can start by bucketing opal into 7 different types of stone. What are they? 1. Black opal is the most expensive and the rarest variety. The combination of the intense background color of opaque black to dark grey pops the "play of color" (the splitting of light into the colors of a spectrum...

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