Lightning Ridge Crystal Opal 6.08 ct
Natural Solid Untreated Australian Crystal Opal Polished Stone
Weight: 6.08 carats
Dimensions: 17.5×13.4×4.2 mm
Source: Allawah, Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia
Size and weight are approximate
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Lightning Ridge Crystal Opal
Experience the mesmerizing charm of this 6.08 ct Lightning Ridge Crystal Opal.
Measuring 17.5×13.4×4.2 mm, this stunning opal is ideal for a large ring or pendant design.
Make a bold statement and own a piece of natural wonder with the gorgeous play of colors.
This stunning opal has been unearthed at the Allawah mining site, located about 20 kilometers north of Lightning Ridge. This particular field is well-known for producing top-tier black and crystal opals. To delve deeper into the world of Allawah mining, we invite you to peruse our blog post found at https://opalgalaxy.com/allawah-opals/.
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How to set Crystal Opals
Crystal opals are stunning gems that possess a natural transparency, which creates a mesmerizing see-through effect when held up to a light source. These gems are unique as they lack any colorless opal material, known as potch, inside or on the back of the stone. To showcase the true beauty of these treasures, it is essential to learn the correct way of setting them.
For optimal color and brightness display, it is advisable to set crystal opals against a black or dark-colored background. This enhances the opal’s beauty by allowing light to enter only through its face or front side. To ensure that the crystal opal’s splendor is exhibited correctly, it is recommended to use a closed-in backing, such as a bezel setting with oxidized silver or gold. However, it is best to avoid using an open backing, like a claw-style ring or two-sided pendant, as this may not display the opal’s full glory.
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Size and weight are approximate.
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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.
Crystal Opals are transparent opals found in Coober Pedy, Lightning Ridge and other smaller mining towns including Mintabie and White Cliffs. Transparency in the opals means that if you shine a light to the opal, you will be able to see through it; the body tone of the opal is not solid. On the opal body tone scale a crystal opal is found at N8 and N9. Read more here about crystal opals