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Matrix Opal

Matrix opal is a treated opal that comes from in Australia. The opal usually has no color unless it is treated. There are a few different processes. One process is the opal is boiled in sugar to bring out the color in the stone. Matrix opal usually has no depth and you cannot see through it. Don’t mistake matrix opal with black opal because the price difference is massive. Matrix opal will not be worth anywhere near the price of a black opal. The way matrix opal is treated gives the stone a lesser value because it has been treated and is not natural. Matrix opal can be very pretty…

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Opal Matrix

Matrix when referred to opal can be a number of different things. The most commonly known type of opal matrix is Andamooka Matrix. Andamooka matrix is a treated type of opal. The color will only be visible when it has been treated by boiling it in sugar and then using acid to treat it. Even though matrix opal can look beautiful the beholder, don’t be fooled that it is worth the same as natural solid opal. I have seen many people invest in matrix opal and not know what they buying and paying too much. Andamooka will be a very 2 dimensional type of opal with no depth of play…

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