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Light your fire with Opals
October’s birthstone is prized for its unique “play of color”—iridescent flashes that sweep across the stone as the angle of viewing changes.

We stock all shapes and sizes in varieties of White opal, Mexican fire opal, Boulder opal and perhaps the most desirable of all, the Black opal.  This opal with black or dark gray background makes the spectral colors on top stand out in sharp relief.  Please call us for all your opal needs. 

Precious Opals

Opal History 
The Romans gave it a name—opalus—that was synonymous with “precious stone.”  In 75 AD, the Roman scholar Pliny observed, “Some opali carry such a play within them that they equal the deepest and richest colors of painters. Others…simulate the flaming fire of burning sulphur and even the bright blaze of burning oil.” He marvelled that this kaleidoscopic gem encompassed the red of ruby, the green of emerald, the yellow of topaz, the blue of sapphire, and the purple of amethyst.

Great article to read more in detail about GIA's Opal Quality Factors
Location, Location, Location
Australia, Mexico and Ethiopia
Opal Powers
Revered as a symbol of hope, fidelity, and purity, opal was dubbed the Queen of Gems by the ancient Romans because it encompassed the colors of all other gems. 
  • Enhances imagination and creativity
  • Enhance memory and decrease confusion
  • Encourages freedom and independence
Care Tips
  • Mohs Hardness: 5-6.5
  • Ultrasonic: NOT SAFE
  • Steamer: NOT SAFE
  • Heat: EXTREME CAUTION – May cause cracking, colour or phenomena change
How do you like your Opals?  
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