Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal 2.78 ct
Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal 2.78 ct
Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal 2.78 ct
Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal 2.78 ct

Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal 2.78 ct

USD $2,200

In stock

Natural Solid Untreated Australian Black Crystal Opal Polished Stone
Color: Green / Orange / Yellow
Shape: Oval
Weight: 2.78 carats
Dimensions: 11.5x9x4 mm
Source: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia
Size and weight are approximate

SKU: XX1116
The Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal is a magnificent gemstone that boasts a striking combination of rich black hues and fiery flashes of color. Weighing in at an impressive 2.78 carats, this opal is a rare and highly sought-after gemstone that is treasured by collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike. What makes this opal truly unique is its location of origin – the Lightning Ridge mines in New South Wales, Australia. Known for producing some of the most exquisite and highly prized opals in the world, the Lightning Ridge mines are a true treasure trove for gemstone enthusiasts. This particular opal features a striking oval shape that showcases the stone’s stunning colors and patterns to full effect. The black base color of the opal is the perfect backdrop for the vibrant flashes of green, blue, and red that dance across the surface of the stone. These flashes of color are known as the opal’s “play of color” and are a testament to the stone’s quality and beauty. The crystal opal variety, which this gem belongs to, is highly valued for its transparency, which allows light to penetrate the stone and reflect off the internal structure, creating a stunning visual effect. The combination of crystal opal and black base color in this Lightning Ridge gemstone is truly a winning combination that is sure to turn heads and make a statement. In summary, the Lightning Ridge Oval Black Crystal Opal is a breathtaking gemstone that is truly a one-of-a-kind piece. Its rare and unique combination of black base color and crystal opal structure, combined with its impressive size, make it a highly prized addition to any gemstone collection or jewelry piece.

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.

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