Gemstone Lore

Black Opal

black opal gemstone

The ancient romans regarded Opal as the Queen of gemstones because it emcompasses all the colors of the rainbow.

The most valuable variety of Opal, Black Opal, has dark body color which beautifully accentuates the play of colors within the gemstone.

The silica spheres in Opal form a stunning variety of patterns with names like Peacock Feather, Chinese Script, and Pin-Fire making every Opal truly unique.