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Gem Type: Welo Rainbow Opal Color: White - Play of Color Under Different Lights Shape: Oval Cut Weight: 37.23 ct Size: 35.71 x 18.51 x 11.53 MM Length: 35.71 MM Width: 18.51 MM Depth: 11.53 MM Hardness: 5.5-6.0 Luster: Vitreous Clarity: Internally Flawless Treatment: Natural - Unheated Origin: Welo-Ethiopia-Africa Certified by: IGI ( International Gemological Institute ) - http://www.igiworldwide.com Transparent: Transparent Product ID: 20121215-22073
About Opal: ______________
The word "opal" for this dynamic gemstone was derived from the Greek word "opallus" which means to see a change in color because it is, after all, opal's abilty to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light that make it so special. In fact, there are more than a dozen varieties of fiery and iridescent opals. The opulent flashes of color that are displayed by the opal gemstone cannot be compared to any other gemstone, making it phenomenally popular the world over. It has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems because of the special display of all colors of the rainbow.
The play of color makes the opal one of the favorite gemstones for jewelry. What distinguishes the opal from other stones is the unique play of color and glint of light that sets the opal apart from every other gemstone. The most common kind of opal, the white opal, has a white, milky base color with a rainbow of pastel shades, while the black opal reflects blue, gray and green tones. The crystal opal is close to transparent with a bright rainbow of colors, while the fire opal is translucent with fiery sparks of red, yellow and orange. Of all these varieties, those with red sparks against black are the mostly rarest.
Opals display many colors ranging from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, shore, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown and black. Apart from the basic body color, opals also display a unique flashing of rainbow colors; something popularly known as the ‘play-of- colors”. The white opal shows a good play of color. The crystal opal shows an exceptional play of color.
The opal is mostly made up of silica. The chemical composition of opal gem stone is a hydrous silicate di-oxide (SiO2 + nH2O). The specific gravity ranges between 1.98 and 2.20 and the refractive index ranges from 1.44 to 1.46.The hardness of the opal on the Mohs scale is generally between 5.5 and 6.
The opal was a talisman of hope and good fortune in that late fall month. It is a completely unique stone with colors and properties are all its own. Traditionally, opals have been associated with symbolic properties like hope, innocence and purity, perhaps related to its pearly luster, as well as ideas like happiness and confidence connected to its colorful rainbow spectrum. Because of its association with the eyes and vision, opals have been used to treat eye infections, enhance vision, imagination and dreams. Of course, today few people believe that an opal can be used to improve eye health or increase confidence, but the rainbow of colors is as magical as ever.
A gift of Opal is symbolic of faithfulness and confidence. And a wide range of choices in opal make them a perfect gift for anyone.
Opal is the birthstone for October.
About Us: ___________
OUR SUCCESS IS BASED ON THE VALUE WE PLACE ON BUILDING AND MAINTAINING LIFE lONG RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CLIENTELLE
Century Gems is a family owned and operated company based in Tennessee, founded in 2004. We are direct importers of gemstones specializing in Tanzanite and Ethiopian opal. Selling only the finest gemstones at prices well below wholesale makes it possible for our clientele to have custom jewelry made to their specifications and good taste at prices far below those charged by designers that can run into the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Just as important, owning your gemstone allows you to instruct your jeweler to make the perfect setting exactly as you envisioned it rather than accepting a piece designed to attract the most buyers possible.
Not all of our buyers choose to have their lovely gemstones placed in Settings but are collectors looking for the finest quality gemstones on the market today. The value of purchasing a GIA or IGI certified gemstone is immeasurable. Both are known and respected worldwide as among the finest gemological Institutions. These certifications offer our buyers the peace of mind and confidence that they are purchasing natural gemstones and the information Century Gems offers is accurate and worthy of your trust.
With our comprehensive knowledge of the industry, extensive trade contacts and extremely experienced buyers we are uniquely positioned to bring the highest quality gemstones from mine to market for your approval and enjoyment.
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Items will be shipped from Germantown, Tennessee, USA by USPS within 1-3 business days once the payment is received.
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