The play of light from an Opal is like brush strokes on a painting The play of light of an opal can fascinate in different ways, just like a painting it can be described from different viewpoints.
"The cut is not important. Evaluate its colour and the play on light"
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 3.11 ct
The timeless charm of this beautiful Opal with its magical and rich opalescence effects on warm orange and bright green tones. Suitable for any kind...
Price: € 195,00
Orange Noble Opal, marquise cabochon cut, 4.92 ct
Exceptional frontal dimensions compared to the weight for this beautiful Opal from warm orange tones animated by magnificent plays of colors. The marquise-shaped cut gives...
Price: € 385,00
White Opal, marquise cabochon cut, 7.74 ct
A rich pattern of plays of opalescence in shades of orange pink and golden green animates the surface of this beautiful cabochon with an elegant...
Price: € 580,00
Beige Opal, drop cut, 7.30 ct
A refined beige shade that comes to life with beautiful plays of opalescence in shades of orange pink and golden green for this example of...
Price: € 448,00
White opal, oval cabochon cut, 7.62 ct
The slight surface transparency of this magnificent white Opal, animates the rich weave of color games of a third dimension, giving fascinating color effects at the movement....
Price: € 639,00
White opal, drop cabochon cut, 4.56 ct
Gem from a timeless charm, Opal boasts passionate admirers, captured from the ever-changing play of light of the best specimens. This gemstone will not fail to...
Price: € 378,00
Pair of noble opals, cabochon cut, 5.73 ct tot.
Beautiful pair of noble Opals from a rich iridescence on the shades of green and orange, which, thanks to the slightly translucent crystal, seems to...
Price: € 465,00
Pair of opals, cabochon cut, 6.09 ct tot.
Defined by Plinio second for beauty only to Emerald, Opal still boasts countless admirers for its peculiar feature – opalescence – to offer eye-catching chromatic...
Price: € 487,00
Beige opal, cabochon cut, 5.76 ct
Beautiful shade of color, a refined beige with rosy shades, enriched by a charming game of iridescence in green and orange hues, for this African...
Price: € 468,00
Brown opal, drop cabochon cut, 2.12 ct
Described by Shakespeare as a “miracle, the queen of gems”, the Opal has seen its reputation never go down over the centuries. In this fine brown...
Price: € 169,00
Grey opal, cabochon cut, 8.32 ct.
The unique charm of this gray opal will appeal to everyone just at first glance. The important carat weight is distributed entirely on the frontal...
Price: € 693,00
Oval cabochon cut white opal, 4.19 ct
The nice oval cut cabochon enhances this specimen of Opal by the play of color that seems to reflect the shades of the rainbow on...
Price: € 358,00
Oval cabochon cut white opal, 18.11 cts
Beautiful opal of important dimensions , whose delicate plays of colors rich in pink hues illuminate the crystal, beautyfully cut in an oval cabochon cut...
Price: € 1.380,00
Oval cabochon cut white opal, 19.29 ct
Opal is the precious gemstone per excellence as its name derives form the Sanskrit upala and means “precious gem”. The exceptional brightness and well realized...
Price: € 1.640,00
Cabochon cut oval white opal, 2.21 ct
White opal with well realized cabochon cut, ideal for this kind of gems, that highlights the exceptional and unique brightness of the example. Suitable for...
Price: € 194,00
Cabochon cut fancy opal, 5.31 ct
Beautiful Ethiopian opal with semi-transparent crystal and delicate green-blue colour effects. Its imaginative cabochon cut and its remarkable size make this gemstone perfect for a...
Price: € 275,00
White opal, cabochon fancy cut, 5.93 ct
Beautiful white opal with an original fancy cut that today is used to make innovative customised jewels. Its very good finishing makes this gemstone very...
Price: € 489,00
The clear noble opal is the most well known variety, praised by Pliny the Elder as the non plus ultra in gemstones for its unusual aspect due to its shimmering colours.As a result of its structure, the patches of colour are brought about by the diffusion of light into minute spheres of hydrous silica within the gemstone. The opal is in fact a silicon oxide hydrate; it has the same composition as quartz plus 1% up to 21% water and has a non-crystalline sphere structure.There are less known varieties, even rarer than the white opal, like the black Noble Opal, known about only from the beginning of the last century after the discovery of mines in Australia and also the bright yellow orange Fire Opal extracted mainly in Mexico.Most opals are cut in cabochon, round shape or different forms; only quality fire opals are facet cut.The body colour of the gemstone and the play on light are elements that determine the price.The Opal is one of the more delicate gemstones, it can be easily scratched and is very sensitive to temperature changes. Being a silicate hydrate, a very dry environment may damage it so it is advisable to soak it in water every so often. Do not use oils or detergents to clean it.
The ancient Greek populations believed that the opal was a talisman able to foresee the future and a symbol of success and good luck. In the same way, the Romans associated the opal to positive and healthy characteristics, as it was symbol of hope and fortune. However, the positive power of this gem assumed other shades and opals became dark magic symbols, able to reveal forthcoming misfortunes.
Birthstone of October