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Understanding Opal

Opal is Australia’s National Gemstone

The name opal is derived from the ancient Sanskrit culture “upala”, meaning “valuable stone”. Not farmed but found, high quality precious opals are rare as they are mined in specific remote inland regions of Australia. Notably, Australia produces over 95% of the world’s supply of these high quality precious gemstones. Each opal is different, unique, and of absolutely exceptional beauty.

History of Opal Australian Opal
Preparing for Market
Different Opals Play of Colour Facts & Myths

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