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Opal

Fireworks. Jellyfish. Galaxies. Lightning. Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem.

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Cabochon

Most opals are cut as cabochons; this one from Ethiopia weighs 20.86 ct.

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Unique Beauty

The play-of-color displays the entire spectrum over a light gray background.

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Pattern

Bright flashes of color skip across this stone’s surface.

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Hidden Beauty

Opal forms as irregular nodules or seams in volcanic or sedimentary rocks.

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Rare Phenomena

Play-of-color results when light interacts with orderly stacks of spheres.

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Treasure

This opal nodule displays the promise of intense play-of-color.

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