This precious black opal could be made into a unique ring or pendant.
Black Australian Opals are the rarest gems on the planet and this one is particularly beautiful. With a dark body and brilliant royal blue flashes, this opal will stop people in the street. The green and multiple blue play-of-colour are seen in the form of a patch work pattern.
The opal was discovered in outback Lightning Ridge, Australia and taken to our workshop on the East Coast of Australia to be cut into it’s classic oval shape you now see. You could use this spectacular solid opal to make a bespoke piece of jewellery or keep it as a collectors item. The choice is yours.
Type: Solid Black Australian Opal
Origin- Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia
Body tone: N2
Shipping: Ships Registered with Australia Post- Express option available
We have a flexible return policy. Please contact me if you have further questions.
1-3 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!