Blue Opal is a common term that refers to the dominant opal color not the body color (ie. black, semi-black, white) as is thought by some. Universally blue is the most popular color in the world and comes in all hues, tones and saturations. We are so lucky that while rare in nature, it is a color that occurs with great frequency in opal.
Pantone, a company that specializes in colors for the design world has put together their color predictions for Spring 2013. The blues featured in this palate are the most popular colors and I wouldn’t be surprised if a shade of it isn’t color of the year (for those interested Tangerine Tango is the color of 2012).
All the blues in opal
I have put together a gallery of blues in opal to show how they can range from the palest delicate hues to an intense saturation bordering on the violets and blacks. There are combinations that work for all seasons and opal is one of the few gemstones that can really hold it’s own amongst a sea of winter blacks and greys – no matter what the size of the stone is!
Happy viewing and remember all opals in this gallery are currently for sale!