Opal (Black Opal Triplets)
Black opal is a beautiful gemstone from Australia. It ranges in color from grey to black, the best of which can display a full spectrum of iridescent colours.
Black opals are sold in 3 ways. Solid, doublets, and triplets. Solid opal is as it sounds. A solid peace of opal that has been cut and shaped to bring out the very best of its colours. Doublets and triplets of something completely different. If uncle Paul is too thin to cut into a solid, it may be combined with other minerals to form a workable gemstone. A doublet is a thin layer of the precious opal, backed with a dark coloured mineral, such as onyx or obsidian. Equipment is very similar, Opel sandwiched between the dark layer at the back and dome of clear quartz on top. The quartz takes a high polish and acts to protect the opal.
Opal is the stone of the mystics, the "dreamtime" stone. It helps one to understand the higher powers of intuition and mysticism. It can be used to instill faithfulness and loyalty, both at home and at work.
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