How to use Opals in a sentence
All opals have a significant amount of water content.
Opals are found in the district.
Opals can be found in many colors and are traditionally cut into smooth shapes.
In addition they offered newly available American gemstones such as Montana sapphires and Mexican fire opals.
Just about any kind of fake gem could be made, including fake opals.Advertisement
When Bob described buying opals by the handful in Australia.
Opals are prized for their rainbow colors and translucent beauty.
This is an important aspect of opals that needs to be remembered.
Opals need to be kept away from heat since it can diminish the water content within the stone, making an opal's 'fire' less brilliant with time.
The color of opals may vary from almost milky white to red and blue colors, and even a semi transparent orange.Advertisement
The red and blue opals are the most prized, while the whitish, milky variety is the more common stone.
Some opals will display a color effect only when viewed from one particular direction - this type of opal is less desirable and should be inexpensive.
Opals are also known by the way in which they are presented or set.
You can find solid opals, those that are basically one stone with a smooth and rounded face that is not faceted.
A doublet opal is actually a combination of an opal glued to another opal or some other material; triplet opals include a base which is usually dark, a precious opal center and a clear covering.Advertisement
These types of opals have the least opal content even compared to doublets and are always priced significantly lower than the solid and doublet types.
Since they are water-based stones, opals are quite soft.
Opals require periodic oiling in order to keep the water content intact and protected.
Opals Down Under has a premium range of different types of opals found in Australia.
The have all types of opals and manufacture different types of jewelry including rings, pendants and bracelets.Advertisement
Because opals are somewhat fragile many with October birthdays choose to wear tourmaline, which is a deep pink jewel, or another pink stone instead.
Opals are known for their inner fire and good quality opals will catch and reflect the light so that bright colors flash through the stone.
Other vintage options from the Seventies are blue star sapphire rings and silver rings set with turquoise or opals.
The translucent gem stone has a sheen that resembles opals and comes in colors such as white, gray, peach and blue.
The color range of opals makes them ideal for many masculine ring styles.Advertisement
The rich history and lore surrounding opals also will appeal to men looking for historic and symbolic rings.
For centuries, people have been fascinated with opals because of their striking color possibilities and hidden rainbows in many iridescent varieties.
The Greeks viewed opals as symbols of perfection.
In recent years, more men's rings have featured opals.
Opals can easily get scratched from daily wear and tear.Advertisement
Only clean the ring with a jewelry polishing cloth suitable for the metal and safe for opals.