Categories for Opals

Common Opals

Common Opals

Saturday, 2 July 2022
Written by Jill Hansen

Common Opals What is Common Opal? Common Opals are categorised by the lack of the “Play of Colour” displayed by Precious Opals. Although widely distributed...

Precious Opal

Precious Opals

Saturday, 2 July 2022
Written by Jill Hansen

Precious Opals The main distinguishing feature of Precious Opals is their ability to show the “Play of Colour” or fire within the opal. So what...

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What Are Opals

Saturday, 7 May 2022
Written by Jill Hansen

What Is an Opal? What are Opals? The word Opal is derived from Latin and literally means “to see a change in colour”. A perfect...

White Opal Pendant

History of Opals in Fashion

Saturday, 19 March 2022
Written by Jill Hansen

The Opal derived its name from Opelus which means to see a change in colour. Whilst the Bedouins believed that opals fell from the sky...