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An opal's radiant play of color is caused by the water content within the stone, up to 16%. Opals should be worn as often as possible to avoid letting the stone dry out. They should also be protected from chemicals and sunlight for the same reason. Our unpolished opal chips offer a subtle yet sophisticated opalesence to any beading project, and pair very well with labradorite beads.

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Dark Dendritic Opal Faceted Pear 10-17x18-36m
Picture of 46ST460-DD, Dark Dendritic Opal Faceted Pear 10-17x18-36m

1 ST $57.95 ($57.95 per ST)


Shape: Dendrite Opal
Size: Drops
Finish: 10-17x18-36mm
Material: Dendrite Opal
Made in: India
Description: These stunning treasures were individually hand selected by our buyers at the Tucson Gem Show! Each and every spectacular Tucson gem has been selected for quality, beauty and style. Many are VERY limited quantities, so get 'em while they're hot!
Opal is similar in composition to quartz, but has a water content up to 20%, usually falling within the 6 to 10% range. This water content means opal is vulnerable to drying out, thus â€_Äúkillingâ€_ÄÃ_ the stone by cracking or loss of luster. You should wear your opal often to protect it from drying out, they should also be protected from chemicals and sunlight for the same reason. There are three naturally occurring varieties of opal: Precious opal- displays a rainbow of opalescent color play. Fire opal- can be orange, red, or yellow, transparent or opaque. Common opal- is generally opaque, in a variety of hues and fashions including pink, white, blue and dendritic/dendrite opal.
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