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An example of 2 opals that have a similar bodytone

Just following on from my previous post about bodytone. This picture shows two opals. See the difference between crystal opal and white opal. The white opal on the right has a cloudy appearance to the opal, where the crystal opal on the left is a little more crisp and clear. The bodytones are only one scale different. You could get away with calling the opal on the right a crystal opal and obviously the opal on the left is a true crystal opal.  

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White Opals

White opal is a more common opal and was heavily marketed in the early days of opal trading, That’s why when you think of opal, you think of a white opal. White opal has a very light body tone to it giving the opal a white look and appearance. White opal can come in all different colors from blue, green, orange, red etc…  The most expensive color is red but that doesn’t mean that it is worth more than a blue. It depends on its brightness. White opal is a lower quality opal to black opal and crystal opal, and even some grey opal. Most white opal is found in…

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