This Australian Black Opal is intense in color! There is no such thing as a bad angle, as the vibrancy of the opal appears in all directions. The pattern covers the full face of the surface. There are various shades of blue and green within the gemstone, which is reminiscent of the ocean.
This beautiful piece of blue is a stark contrast to the desert red environment in which it was discovered. This Black Opal was ethically mined in the outback region of Lightning Ridge, New South Wales Australia. This desert region is famous for producing one of the rarest gems on the earth, Black Opal.
Once the opal rough made its ways to our workshop, the rock was cut and polished to create this free form triangular shape.
The depth of the stone is 3.1mm making it suitable for a jeweller to create a bespoke wearable piece. The stone could alternatively be kept as a collectors item. Be it a pendant, a ring or a collectors piece, this stone will stop people in their tracks with it’s unique beauty.
Type- Black Opal
Body tone - N4
If you choose to make this piece yours, it will be sent via Australia Post. Australia Post is a very secure tracking system that uses block chain technology. Please select ‘express post’ at the checkout if you wish to upgrade the speed of the service.
1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
To best look after your opal avoid exposing it to dramatic temperature changes - (no dunking your opal ring in hot water to wash dishes).
Clean opals with a cloth and water. Avoid harsh cleaning products.
Treat opals like glass- Opals have a similar hardness rating.
Yes! All our opals are 100% natural and solid. Most of our opals come from Lightning Ridge, Australia. All our opals are Australian.
We don't sell doublets or triplets. Doublets are opals that have a layer of potch or something of a similar nature deliberately added to it. Triplets have three layers in total.
Black opal is a variety of precious opal with the most brilliant colour. It is the most valuable opal in the world and highly rare. It gets its name due to its black to dark body tone (or background colour). The black body tone highlights the multiple colours in the opal generally making it a brighter more captivating display.
Lightning Ridge, Australia is the home of Black Opal.
White opal (sometimes called milk opal) is the most common of the precious opal, but the highest quality is both rare and valuable. It has a white base colour containing the 'play of colour'. The most sought after white opals are those containing red and then blue and green.
Sometimes people treat white opal with heating, a sugar solution and acid in the hope the base colour darkens to bring out the play of colour. We don't ever do this to our opals. They are all untreated, 100% natural and solid.
Crystal Opal is the opal industry term for opal that is transparent. Most crystal opal is white to light. Like all the other types of opal, the play of colour, brightness and pattern is important.
Some opals don't like labels. They don't fit clearly into a category, hence the need for descriptions like semi crystal which may be partly transparent. Occasionally we find darker crystal opal too.
The most important thing to look for in an opal - is one that speaks to you!