Before you choose a precious opal, you should know what opal is actually. It is composed in comparatively low temperature and it can be found in fissures of rocks. The common rocks with which it is found are marl, limonite, rhyolite, sandstone and basalt. Moreover, it is also known as Australia’s national gemstone. So if you like to buy the national gemstone of Australia, then you should not be careful as opal is available in various price range but certainly all are not real gems! So, here are some tips on how to choose a precious opal.
Know the varieties of opals:
Before choosing your favourite opal from a gems shop, know properly the huge collection it has. It has been reported that Australia produces thousands different types of opal and necessarily every opals have their own identities. If you find a black opal in better manufacturing jewellers then you are really lucky because this type of opal is very rare and highly expensive. These black opals are available in Lightning Ridge. You may also find boulder opals which is available in Queensland. It has amazing colours and they are heavy in weight.
Another type of opal is crystal opal. This opals looks like crystal for their colourlessness. But you can also find colourful crystal opals in wedding rings Adelaide if you are ready to pay high price. Apart from these you can also find white opals which are as white as milk. But a regular use of this white opal can mar the actual whiteness of opal. If you buy a quality white opal then there will be less chance of its fading beauty.
Don’t forget to compare:
As you are now familiar with lots of genres of opals now before buying it is better to compare. Look at varieties of opals and now you decide which of this is more astonishing and cost friendly. If you are confused between solid and composite stone opal then we will say that don’t be confused. Decide what you want, durability or show? Solid opals are undoubtedly durable but they are really expensive. A doublet or triplet composite stone opals are not as durable as solid ones and they are also not expensive.