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"
Pair of Opals, cabochon cut, 3.61 ct tot.
It is rare to find an opalescence so spectacular, even rarer to admire it in equal intensity on two Opals that can be matched in form...
Price: € 279,00
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, cabochon cut, 1.76 ct
The white body of this beautiful Opal is dressed by a dense weave of iridescences on delicate orange and pink hues. The limited size makes...
Price: € 129,00
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
Noble opal, drop cabochon cut, 3.13 ct
It is silicon dioxide that the Opals owe their characteristic games of refraction, in some truly spectacular specimens. In this beautiful drop cabochon, bright fuchsia,...
Price: € 256,00
Noble opal, cabochon cut, 3.48 ct
A rich tapestry of color plays seems to dance inside the crystal of this magnificent noble Opal from a classic oval cabochon cut. For size...
Price: € 285,00
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
White opal, drop cabochon cut, 7.21 ct
A fine example of white opal, from a delicate iridescence and a remarkable opacity, that leave the beautiful milky white body of the gem in...
Price: € 564,00
White opal, cabochon cut, 4.84 ct
The particular proportions of this beautiful noble white opal cabochon cut let imagine a jewel of sure charm. The semi-transparency of the gem draws on...
Price: € 435,00
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
Noble opal, oval cabochon cut, 3.02 ct
The most valuable variety of Opal, called “Noble”, is one in which the opalescence is more visible. This fine example of classic cabochon cut oval...
Price: € 215,00
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
Oval cabochon cut white opal, 14.41 ct
African white opal with remarkable dimensions (more than 2 x 1.5 cm for front measures) and magnificent colour effects. The ideal gem to create a...
Price: € 1.459,00
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
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