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Blue Opal Australian Raw Gemstone Pendant

  • $ 3000

I have wrapped a blue opal raw gemstone with silver wire and added a 925 silver chain. The opal is from the Lightning Ridge region of Australia. This is one of the most well-known and productive deposits for opal mining in the world.

Australia produces around 97% of the world's opals. Nevada produces a wide variety of precious black, crystal, white, fire, and lemon opals. Other significant deposits of precious opal around the world can be found in the Czech Republic, Nicaragua and Ethiopia. The water content of Opal is usually between three and ten percent, but can be as high as twenty percent.

Opal promotes psychic opening and development and sensitivity to spirits. They were once considered unlucky by those who feared psychic phenomena. Opal assists in the control of temper and calms the nerves. It aids in the development of psychic ability.

Opals are surrounded with superstition and lore. The opal is considered to be the most ill-fated of all gemstones. Some people believe that opals turn pale in the presence of poison, and lose their shine once their owners die. These superstitions surrounding opals did not discourage the development of a counter folklore which cast the stone as a symbol of hope, innocence, and purity.

Stones listed as natural, raw, or rough may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Please see photo with ruler for size.

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