blueeyeswideopen:

Murder She Wrote Crystal Haze Bang Pendant with Black Opal

blueeyeswideopen:

Murder She Wrote Crystal Haze Bang Pendant with Black Opal

ufansius:

Black Opal and Diamond Plaque Ring, 1925

ufansius:

Black Opal and Diamond Plaque Ring, 1925

ufansius:

Coral Atoll rings - Ornella Iannuzzi

More from Ornella Iannuzzi here.

mineralists:

Skullis Skulls request for Zoerussle

Skulls in order of apperence:
Black Obsidian with Opal Teeth
Mookaite Jasper
Dragon Blood Jasper
STUNNING Ocean Jasper DRAGON Skull. 
Septarian Stone
Blue Flash Labradorite
Moroccan Chamber Ammonite Fossil
Rutilated Quartz

(Source: skullis.com)

starboardport:

Black opals are the rarest of all the varieties of opal. In fact, all black opals mined today are sourced from only a few locations in the world- the most famous of which being Lightning Ridge, Australia.

Despite their name, the body of black opals is not always black. The term covers a range of dark coloured opals, including opaque and crystal.

The most sought after of these precious gems display a rich variety of colours and patterns, which is particularly vivid against the dark background of the stone.

(All images via http://www.opalauctions.com/)

(via opal-doe)

the-science-llama:

Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones

Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at least 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile.

The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent,  meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.

obscureliteraryreference:

Just in case you weren’t aware

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there are hundreds of videos on youtube

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that are just people moving opals around in the light

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OPALS YOU GUYS

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OPALS

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mineralists:

Boulder Opal

(Source: opalauctions.com)

chromiart:

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