The precious opal Gemstone
Opal is one of the world's most beautiful and precious gemstones with 95% of the world's Opal coming from Australia. Opal is one of only six types of precious gemstones found on planet earth, sharing prestigious company with Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, and Pearls.
Opal takes millions of years to form inside of our planet earth and is extremely difficult to find and extract. Each piece of Opal is “One Of A Kind” and can never be replicated or reproduced! The truly phenomenal thing about the Opal Gemstone is that it can display all of the colours of the spectrum. The “play of colour” found in Opal is the result of interference and diffraction of light passing through tiny silica spheres in the microstructure of Opal. This means the bright rainbow colours of Opal, as they appear to the human eye, will move and change dramatically depending on the angle at which the stone is viewed as light refracts the silica spheres.