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July 2012

July 19, 2012

Opals – Mysteries of Nature

“October’s child is born for woe, and life’s vicissitudes must know; but lay an Opal on her breast, and hope will lull those woes to rest.”

-Author Unknown

In Ancient times, opals were considered a sign of fidelity and assurance. Queen Victoria gave an opal to each of her daughters on their wedding days. In Asia, opals given as gifts are considered a symbol of hope.

There are worlds in an opal.
-Terri Guillemets

Hidden in only 900 square miles of the vast continent of Australia is the only deposit of black opal for the world. Black opals, the most valuable and widely known type of opal, are one of nature’s most rare gifts — a mysterious stone, geologically unique.

The genesis of the opal is yet to be completely understood by our scientists, and for those of the gemological world, the opal is the only stone in nature with minute spheres of crystal, which produce opal’s magnificent colors.

Truly the most remarkable aspect to black opals is that each stone is individually unique. The higher the quality the more uniquely individual they are. If you possess an Australian black opal, you have something no one else has in the world.