Opal pendants are unique and nearly everyone is different in
Opal formation may be likened to a different specific of climatic, geological
and even some consideration of desert like conditions.
This reason opal pendants are so unique and in high demand
The colors were formed within the cracks which enabled
silica rich solution to flow for the opals to form. Because of the formation of
the opal color which presents itself to varieties of colors some of which were
referred to as rainbow colors, some may be just blue, orange, purple, green,
sunset orange, or multi colors.
There are different kinds of opals. The most popular is the
solid black opal from Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia. It has a distinct characteristic of a dark
background (known as the black potch), therefore it enhances the color of the
opal to shine. So when there’s a red color of opal and the background is dark
or black, it is considered the most valuable.
Then there is the ‘black crystal’ opal. Some opals are
formed light crystal colours but then if they have a dark or black background
(dark potch) they can be considered valuable as well.
Opal pendant jewelry is very popular as some of the opal
colors are “rolling” and are most effective in making them into
pendants to show of the exquisite play of colors.
As there are no two opals are considered the same, each opal
Even in an opal ‘split” like twin opals - each split is
The ‘play of colors” in the opal itself defines the
The cut of the opal, normally oval shape, is normally
enhanced with other stones like diamonds and other precious gemstones.
For more expensive opal pendant jewelry, the design is more
elegant when its simply just showing off the opal by itself.
There is also The BOULDER OPAL, considered less expensive than
the solid Black Opal, but with stunning colours.
Boulder Opals are commonly found in the State of Queensland,
Australia. Mostly found in the township
of Winton and Quilpie.
The Boulder Opal has a layer of dark brown ironstone
background. There are thin veins of colours in the fissures of the boulder as well as some brown spots on
the top of the stone which gives it like a spotty or motley look, which gives
it more of its own kind of characteristic.
The colour bar on the boulder opals are distinctively thin
and some are undulating, that is why Boulder opals are cut and polished
Opal pendants are made in gold or silver and from all opal
fields from Ethiopian ,Mexican and also in opal triplet or doublet opal