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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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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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