by Sanjana Sethiya
Opal just a gem is so beautiful, if it is converted into some exclusive jewelry’s then no looking back for both the buyer’s and seller. Necklace, earrings, nose rings, lockets made of opal are very beautiful and look very stunning. Many go flattered when they visualize Opal necklace.
Opals were first found on earth when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It is as old as the olden civilization. Due to its shine and artistic colors it was used by kings, astrologers and rich personality. Opal was much used by astrologer in order to forecast the future events. It is also termed as an ancient stone. Opal as a gem did not got its importance earlier but pleased to the eyes of the seeker due to its rainbow color. In olden era, Opal had no value. It was treated as a common stone with flashing color. As time passed, Opal importance, value, and moreover demand has raised up to a very huge height.
For being the only gemstone which has unique ability to reflect and refract the white color or sunlight into all the beautiful colors of rainbow. Opal is a beautiful multi-colored gemstone, which is a bit costlier. Opal is related to crystal cousin’s quartz and agate. Opal is one among the few gemstones, which are formed on sedimentary rocks where water is one of the main elements of it.
Opal stands for the month of October. Those who are born in this month should wear Opal to achieve success in their respective career/field. One who wore lockets, necklace studded with Opal increases the memory of the wearer and earrings studded with Opal enhances of the beauty of the wearer. So one who wants the combination of both beauties with brains can be achieved by wearing/possessing Opal jewelry. It is always misunderstood gem. Most jeweler’s carry on their business of diamond and gold. And many are not aware of the existence of other gems that are also beneficiary for human kind in various forms. One among them is Opal.
One question may strike in buyer’s mind. How can we know about a good gem? Whom can we trust? How much does it cost? And the answer is very simple, knowledge. If one want to buy any gem or precious stone, they should first have knowledge about the gem and knowledge of how this beautiful gem translates into market value, which will allow you to buy Opal with confidence. There is a small quotation, “trust thy knowledge, not others”, this will help the buyer’s to purchase authentic and good Opal stone.
Opal just a gem is so beautiful, if it is converted into some exclusive jewelry’s then no looking back for both the buyer’s and seller. Necklace, earrings, noserings, lockets made of opal are very beautiful and look very stunning. Many go flattered when they visualize Opal necklace. Now-a-days Opal necklace are worn by various people on various occasions. Opal likes to breathe in the fresh air, therefore it can be worn on any part of the body. It even likes contact with the skin. Therefore they can be worn on neck, ears, fingers.
Opal stone are not found in large and are found only in few places in the world. Australia is the main supplier of Black Opal, which is the famous Opal in the world.
Buyers should keep in mind the following factors while purchasing opal necklace/jewelry’s.
1. While purchasing Opal necklace, valuation and identification of Opal should be undertaken. There are various factors’ which will help the buyer to buy the real and good Opal jewelries. They are as under. A) size and shapes of Opal
B) Color and patterns
D) Valuing Opal
E) Types of Opal
2. Opal evaluation plays an important role while purchasing it.
3. Opal should be tested in sunlight, if direct contact falls on Opal it produces rainbow color, which is enough to certify/clarify, the doubts regarding Opal.
4. Different types of Opal are found. Buyer should have a keen knowledge regarding this factor.
There fore, these factors help the buyer to identify the good Opal.
While cleaning Opal jewelry’s/necklace, buyer should keep in mind that it should be cleaned only on plain water and no chemical, machines or any other mode to be used to clean them. Opal should not be ever cleaned by glycerin, because Opal contain moister in it, glycerin removes the moisture content in order to avoid this one should be aware of it. Therefore, buying Opal necklace is easy but taking care of it is very easy but one should know about it.