Australian Opal 5-8mm Rondelle Faceted - 15-16 Inch
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Dakota Stones Australian Opals are back. We have been working with a father/ son team out of Australia for many years that assist us to bring you some of the most beautiful strands the continent of Australia has to offer. We only get the privilege of buying from them once a year so supplies are limited.
Some facts about Opals. Australian Opal Beads are some of the most beautiful and interesting gemstones on Earth. Opal is a natural gemstone made from silica mineral and 90% are found in Australia. What makes Opal distinct is what is referred to as ‘play of color’, a phenomenon that occurs when light hits the chips of silica inside the gemstone and a rainbow of different colors refract inside the stone.
The two most popular classes of Australian Opal are Black Opal mined in Lightning Ridge and Fire Opal, more commonly referred to as simply Australian Opal.