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Solid Black Opal

Solid black opal is found mainly in Lightning Ridge in Australia. Black opal is a dark-bodied or a dark tint throughout the opal, making the color in the opal bright and beautiful. Solid black opal has been for the last 30 years the most valuable type of opal in the world by a long shot. Not very many types of opal have reached prices per carat up to $20,000 per carat. Other opals that have come close are top gem crystal opals. Lightning Ridge has supplied the world with 98 per cent of the total black opal that has come out of the ground. The opal field in Lightning Ridge…

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Jelly Opal

Jelly opal is an opal that has a jelly look to it. It is just like crystal opal but the opal color is a little bit faint so you can see through the opal pretty easily. Jelly opal can come in nobby opal and seam opal. The different grades of jelly opal can be from light to  dark opal. All is still jelly but they have different densities and tints from light to dark. Jelly opal is a great stone for the opal enthusiast that has got most other types in their collection. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to own most jelly opal compared to black…

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