Model wearing Parle Black Opal Earrings and Ring

Earrings: 18k white gold Australian Black Opal accented with Tsavorite Garnet (Style ENBFF8921860Q)

Ring: 18k white gold Australian Boulder Opal (Style RBR4A2505Q)

Black Opal Example: NBFF09001376C

Black Opal

Origin: Australia

Phenomenon: Play-of-color

Species: Silicate

Hardness: 5.0 to 6.5 on Mohs Scale

Birthstone Month: October

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.

The Gem Junkies have dedicated 2 whole podcast episodes to Opals and all its forms.

Part I: Opal, Queens Victoria and a sassy shoulder

Part II: White man in a hole