Dark Opal 4.7 ct
Source: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia
Dimensions: 15.5x11x4.5 mm
The allure of a 4.7 ct Bright Fire Dark Opal (Semi Black Opal)
100% natural, solid, genuine Australian Dark opal (Semi Black Opal) displays a mesmerizing play of color.
The Bright pink, orange, yellow, blue, and green fire will captivate you.
This Freeform smooth surface opal has been expertly cut and well polished by us to reveal its natural beauty.
This opal was mined in Lightning Ridge’s Mulga / Grawin mining area.
This 4.7 ct Dark Opal (Semi Black Opal) measuring 15.5x11x4.5 mm is a perfect size for a ring or pendant.
This opal suits a claw setting or Basel setting.
It will suit platinum, yellow gold, rose gold, white gold or silver as any kind of color.
The incorporation of diamonds is essential to elevate the beauty of this exquisite dark opal (Semi Black Opal) in the jewelry design.
This Dark Opal (Semi Black opal) has the potential to make a piece of stunning jewelry.
About Dark Opal (Semi Black Opal):
Dark opals that hail from Lightning Ridge are stunning with unique patterns and vibrant fire, creating beautiful gems.
The Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) created the Nomenclature in 1993, which defined the Black Dark Opal.
This particular type of opal has a body tone that is darker than that of white opals or crystal opals.
However, it is not quite dark enough to be classified as a Black opal.
These types of opals are non transparent.
If you shine light onto them you will not be able to see through the Opal.
This type of opals has two different forms: Seam opals or Nobby opals.
Nobby opals frequently display stunning patterns and are often cut into cabochons, making them perfect for eye-catching fire rings and providing excellent value.
Size and weight are approximate.
Please check the provided weight and dimensions carefully.
We are unable to offer additional photos for size reference.
We recommend drawing the dimensions on paper for size reference of an opal.
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Australian Opals do not change their appearance after exposure to heat / climate / humidity / water.
An Australian Opal will not be damaged when exposed to light chemicals such as dishwashing detergent or hand soap. You should not however expose your opal to hasher chemicals such as bleach or ammonia.
They are however susceptible to cracking if knocked hard enough. If wearing your opal set in a ring you should always be careful that it is not knocked during physical activities.
If undertaking some form of sport or manual labour, please take off your ring or other opal jewelry so that it is not damaged.
Black Opal is the most rarest type of Opal, only found in a very few places in the world (mainly Lightning Ridge in NSW, Australia however some has been found in Mintabie and other small mine sites). Black Opal is non transparent. If you shine light onto it you will not be able to see through the Opal. It is made up of potch and magnificent colours and patterns. Because Black Opal is so rare and also so beautiful, it is the most expensive type of Opal you will find. Read more here about black opals