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Blue Opal: New Arrivals

Rough Blue Opal

Blue opal reminds me of long summer days  – particularly that late evening time when the sun has gone down but its not completely dark. Blue opal also reminds me of the deep sea. Has anyone been on a cruise and watched the ocean when there is no land for hundreds of miles? Deep, deep indigo blue. We have a number of  rough opal stones with many pieces exhibiting lots of blue that have just arrived fresh from the mines of Lightning Ridge. One of the most common colours, blue hued opals are  also some of my favourites. They are characterized by deep saturated blue ranging from a mysterious navy…

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Blue Opal

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…

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Green Blue Opal

There are many categories of opal when it comes to grading them out. Opals of all different colors are and have different values depending on the color it displays. You can categorize opals by using the color that is more dominant in the opal as the first name of the opal for example. (Green blue opal) A green blue opal means that the opal has a main color base of green than blue, because the name green comes first. Just as the opal blue green or green orange or orange green or red orange or orange red. These categories are assed by the human eye and an experienced opal dealer…

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