Beautiful Solid Australian Opal

Beautiful Solid Australian Opal

SKU: 160503-L-ObB-001
$1,368.92Price
This Australian white opal is simply a gorgeous specimen.  Its​ play-of-color is mostly greenish-blue, however, it also displays some yellow and orange tones.  This free-form cabochon is 6.69 cts. and measures 25 mm x 10.75 mm x 4.2 mm.  This stone would make a beautiful pendant, and we would be happy to design one specifically for you.
  • About Opal

    Hardness and toughness
    Opal hardness is variable depending on its exact composition and formation conditions, and ranges from 5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Its toughness is very poor to fair, making opal a gem that is suitable for jewelry but requires care when wearing so as to not scratch or break the stone.

    Stability
    Opal is generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause fracture lines called “crazing.” High heat or sudden temperature changes can also cause opal to fracture.  Opal is attacked by hydrofluoric acid and caustic alkaline solutions.

    Cleaning
    The only safe way to clean opal is with warm, soapy water.