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Australian Opal Beads

From the Sanskrit upala meaning stone or precious stone. Precious Opal is derived from closely packed silicate crystals and water which form together in a matrix over thousands of years. The resulting Australian Opal beads have layers upon layers which give the `Play of Color` associated with the finest of this gemstone. As light refracts and reflects off the differing layers the rainbow colors are seen. Opal has bodycolors that can be white, grey, colorless, or black and can be translucent to opal in quality. Opal usually has a dull to waxy luster. Opal comes from silicate rich environments where through time the depletion of liquid forms a layered silicate mineral. Opal may form with small fern-like Dendritic inclusions creating scenic patterns within the body, when this occurs the resulting gem is called a Dendritic Opal. Because of opal`s high water content, do not store opals in a moisture deprived area (such as a safety deposit box) which will cause the stone to dry out and crack. Opals love to be worn as they absorb moisture from the environment and become more beautiful over time.
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67 products found in Australian Opal Beads

13x8.5-22x14.5mm Australian Boulder Opal plain oval tube beads 13.5 inch 17 pieces AA
# 20715
  • $2,303.00
11.5x9-23.5x17mm Australian Boulder Opal plain oval tube beads 8.5 inch 12 pieces AA
# 20716
  • $1,470.00
15x12-37x26mm Australian Opal with Matrix Plain Nuggets 22 inch 22 Beads AA
# 20702
  • $1,197.00
17x12-33x20mm Australian Opal & Matrix Plain Nuggets 18 inch 23 Beads AA
# 17661
  • $1,012.00
5x5-13x8mm Australian Opal top drilled nugget slices 18 inches 105 beads A
# 20692
  • $1,008.00
14x9-28x21mm Australian Opal & Matrix Plain Nuggets 19 inch 27 Beads AA
# 44157
  • $820.00
17.5x13-35x21mm Australian Opal & Matrix Plain Nugget beads 18 inches 21 pieces A
# 20701
  • $710.00
7x6-11x9mm Multi Color Australian Opal faceted nuggets 18 inch 50 beads AA
# 21160
  • $672.00
12x11-26x17mm Australian Opal & Matrix Plain Nuggets 18 inch 23 Beads AA
# 17658
  • $606.00
8-11mm Australian Opal Plain Heshi Beads 16 inch 145 pieces AA
# 41069
  • $580.00
8-12.5mm Blue Grey Australian Opal faceted rondelle beads 18 inch 73 pieces
# 19886
  • $460.00
7.5-14mm Blue Grey Australian Opal faceted rondelle beads 18 inch 74 pieces
# 19885
  • $460.00
7.5-13.5mm Blue Grey Australian Opal faceted rondelle beads 18 inch 71 pieces
# 19883
  • $460.00
8-13mm Australian Opal Beads Faceted Rounds 18 inch 52 pieces
# 19882
  • $440.00
8-11.5mm Australian Opal Beads Faceted Rounds 18 inch 53 pieces
# 19880
  • $430.00
8-11mm Australian Opal faceted round beads 18 inch 52 pieces
# 19881
  • $430.00
7x7-23x15mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 18 inch 36 pieces AA
# 44152
  • $400.00
5.5x5-20x14mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 16 inch 35 pieces
# 41063
  • $378.00
Australian Boulder Opal plain nuggets 18 inch 35 beads 9x6x4-19x14x9mm AA
# 34815
  • $366.00
Australian Boulder Opal plain nuggets 18 inch 36 beads 10x7x5-19x14x9mm A
# 34813
  • $366.00
7x5-15x11mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 18 inch 48 pieces
# 40781
  • $350.00
Australian Boulder Opal plain nuggets 17.5 inch 34 beads 8x6x4-19x14x8mm A
# 34812
  • $347.00
Australian Boulder Opal plain nuggets 18 inch 35 beads 9x7x5-17x14x7mm A
# 34810
  • $347.00
4-7mm Australian Opal Faceted Rondelle Beads 16 inch 150 pieces
# 40448
  • $345.00