Let the mysterious allure of black opal jewelry ignite your imagination! Place this prized gem in sterling silver or 10 or 18 karat gold.
Black opal is the rarest and most valuable variety of opal. Black opal displays “play of color” and has a black, gray, dark green, dark blue, or blackish brown body color. Most black opal comes from Lightning Ridge and Mintabie, Australia, but it can also be found in Java, Virgin Valley, Nevada, and Wello, Ethiopia.
Opal comes in almost every color you can imagine, but there's one special kind that stands out from the rest. With its dark glimmer and shine, the black opal is the most valuable and prized of them all. This gem's unique look and history make black opal jewelry both beautiful and captivating.
Discovered almost one hundred years after the first opals were unearthed, black opal was originally found in Lightning Ridge, Australia by Charles Nettleton in 1902. It has since been located in the United States, Ethiopia, Honduras, and Ethiopia. Ranging from opaque to translucent, with hues from deep black to mesmerizing multicolors, the options with black opal jewelry are endless.
While its origins may seem mysterious, there's no mystery about how to care for or style your black opal pieces. This gem is easy to care for and the perfect choice for your collection. Style it up with other colorful pieces for a breathtaking bold ensemble, or pair it with something more classic to punctuate a polished look.