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The Allure of Opal Necklaces: A Guide to
Choosing the Perfect Piece

The Allure of Opal Necklaces: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Piece

Opal jewelry are one of the most beautiful jewelry in the world. The reason for this is the opal in itself is world’s most beautiful gems of its kind. There are various types of opal available such as black opal, crystal opal, solid opal, doublet opal, opal inlay and other opal jewelry which when made into an opal necklace turns out to be really splendid.

The greatest advantage of opal necklaces is that they come in wide range of color and patterns. They have different types and qualities as well and depend completely on the budget set aside by the buyer for purchasing them. Before purchasing them it is necessary that the buyer should do a thorough research and analysis about the various types of opal necklaces that are available in the market.

  1. Black Opal: These are considered as the most valuable and also expensive amongst all other types of opal necklaces. As the name suggests it is black and hence it has a dark background in black which intensifies the overall look. It is said that the brighter and shaper the color of the opal necklace the more expensive it is.
  2. Crystal Opal: They are more transparent in nature and come in varied diffracted colors. Since it is transparent a black backing can be placed which enables to showcase the bright natural colors of the opal necklaces to appear
  3. Milk opal ring: This is one of the most common types of opal necklaces. White or Milky Opal as it is called, has a light pale background which displays red, green and blue pinfire.
  4. Solid Opal: this type of opal necklaces are generally cut with a smooth rounded surface called as the Cabochon cut. The making and cutting of solid opal necklaces is difficult and hence they are more expensive and valuable in nature

Overall, opal necklaces are very beautiful and a combination of beautiful stones. They form part of the vintage jewelry as well.