Natural and Untreated Australian Opal Gemstone Carving!
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Opals are one of the most amazing gemstones on earth and a carving of this quality and detail requires the skilled hands of an artisan. More than any other gem, each opal is unique as an individual. No other gemstone in history has as rich and varied a folklore and legend.
Opals are also the most delicate gems due to their high water content and their amorphous crystal structure, but despite their delicacy, they are very commonly worn as jewelry. They do require special care to ensure their long survival of daily wear and tear. Opals are best suited to earrings, pins, and pendants, or as gemstone carvings. They make excellent ornaments, objects of nature and cute little animals like this honey bear! Major suppliers include Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and the US. Opal values is normally determined by the presence and nature of color flashes. You can learn more about opal gemstones on our opal info page at: