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Dark Crystal Australian Lightning Ridge Opal

Dark Crystal Lightning Ridge Opal

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SKU: GB/RZ/LAO/1002

Lightning Ridge Opal from Australia- home of the best and most famous opals in the world. Treat yourself to this amazing stone, full of Chaff like green-blue patterns, with a very unique natural dark webbing running across. This medium dome oval stone is well suited to be set in any type of jewellery. Its natural webbing gives it truly unique character and would be great if matched by a design of supporting theme. The stone has a dark crystal body nicely contrasting with its vivid play of colour. IMPORTANT- the webbing in this stone is NOT A CRACK and doesn't detract from its durability or value, it probably originated as a crack at distant past but it was glued by subsequent opalization as it's sometimes a case with opals. It is the dark colour of opal that healed those fractures that gave this stone its uniqueness.
Stock Unit No. GB/RZ/LAO/1002
Gemstone Opal Australian
Gem Colour Green
Shape Oval
Weight 5.9 ct
Dimensions 15.68x11.37x5.27 mm
Clarity VVS
Country of Origin Australia
Enhancements None
Shipped From United Kingdom

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Opal is a composition of silica and certain amount of water, usually up to 10%. Its internal structure was a mystery until the invention of electron microscope, which revealed a lattice like pattern of silica spheres arranged in more or less orderly fashion. That is the case for precious opal which dazzles us with its play of colour, which in turn is created when light gets scattered and waves interfere with each other. There are many varieties of opal with main sources being Australia, Mexico, Brazil and recently Ethiopia. Opal has amorphous structure and its hardness varies between 5 and 6.5 on a Moh's Scale. While wearing opal you should generally avoid, hard knocks, abrasion, immersion in liquids other than water ( household chemicals, oils etc.). To clean your opal it's best to use wet cloth or gently clean it under running water, you should avoid ultrasonic cleaners.

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