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, drop cabochon cut, 10.78 ct
Thanks to the semitransparency of the crystal, this beautiful example of Noble Opal has an almost three-dimensional opalescence effect: the rich chromatic games in fact...
Price: € 759,00
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 3.22 ct
Noble opal with a translucent white matrix and an evident harlequin effect with plays of light from yellow, green and orange. The oval cut and...
Price: € 235,00
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 11.76 ct
Oval opal with an opaque white matrix and evident play of light from yellow to orange. A gem of excellent quality and large dimensions, suitable...
Price: € 695,00
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 13.05 ct
Opal of important dimensions and splendid plays of light from bright green to yellow. It has a clear, white and semi-transparent matrix. The oval cabochon...
Price: € 825,00
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 4.01 ct
Noble Opal of excellent quality and with evident harlequin effect. The plays of light vary from yellow, green to orange. The size of the oval...
Price: € 239,00
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 5.75 ct
For proportions suitable for any creation, from the most classic pendant to a cocktail-style ring, this beautiful Opal gem boasts a beautiful opalescence effect: vivid...
Price: € 395,00
Noble Green Opal, cabochon cut, 6.48 ct
Opal with a dark matrix and play of colors with a predominantly green tint. Harlequin effect is evident and can be appreciated under various light...
Price: € 419,00
White Opal, drop cabochon cut, 5.84 ct
Opal Noble White whose harlequin is evident and of excellent quality. The tapered teardrop shape is very fascinating and suitable for the creation of a...
Price: € 399,00
White Opal, oval cabochon cut, 5.11 ct
Very refined white opal with evident light effects of various colors. This characteristic is certainly a characteristic of excellence that defines the quality of this...
Price: € 358,00
White Opal, oval cabochon cut, 14.19 ct
Opal that has an excellent harlequin. The play of light is changing. In the photo they look mainly green but in reality the eye perceives...
Price: € 945,00
Noble Opal, oval cabochon cut, 9.93 ct
Opal with a very particular and fascinating coloring. The play of light of an opal is very difficult to describe but its yellow matrix is...
Price: € 655,00
White Opal, oval cabochon cut, 12.23 ct
Opal with excellent opalescence with light effects of different colors and clearly visible at every angle. The cut is cobochon and has the shape of...
Price: € 795,00
White Opale, drop cabochon cut, 11.17 ct
Beautiful opal with important dimensions, the gem has a good opalescence with light effects of different colors and a white matrix. The teardrop shape can...
Price: € 698,00
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
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