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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

6mm Australian Opal Faceted Heshi Beads 16 inch 200 pieces
# 41848
  • $95.00
6.5mm Australian Opal Faceted Heshi Beads 16 inch 200 pieces
# 41847
  • $108.00
7mm Australian Opal Plain Round Beads 15 inch 57 pieces 1mm Large Hole
# 41854
  • $52.00
10mm Australian Opal Plain Round Beads 15 inch 40 pieces 1mm Large Hole
# 41851
  • $100.00
3-6mm Australian Opal Square Plain Heshi Beads 16 inch 270 pieces
# 41746
  • $170.00
5mm Australian Opal Faceted Rondelle Beads 16 inch 128 pieces AA
# 41067
  • $160.00
4-7mm Australian Opal Plain Heshi Beads 16 inch 147 pieces AA
# 41068
  • $258.00
8-11mm Australian Opal Plain Heshi Beads 16 inch 145 pieces AA
# 41069
  • $580.00
4mm Australian Opal Heshi Beads 13 inch 235 pieces
# 2124
  • $38.00
5.5x5-20x14mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 16 inch 35 pieces
# 41063
  • $378.00
6x4-14x10mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 18 inch 52 pieces
# 41065
  • $320.00
14x11-22x15mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 18 inch 26 pieces
# 41064
  • $375.00
8x6-15x6mm Australian Opal Top Drilled Plain Nuggets 18 inch 200 Beads
# 41070
  • $283.00
3mm Australian Boulder Opal Micro Faceted Rounds 12.5 inch
# 41027
  • $45.00
6x4-17x14mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 16 inch 46 pieces
# 40780
  • $300.00
7x5-15x11mm Australian Opal Plain Nugget Beads 18 inch 48 pieces
# 40781
  • $350.00
6-8mm Australian Opal Plain Rondelle Beads 16 inch 108 pieces
# 40777
  • $220.00
4-7mm Australian Opal Faceted Rondelle Beads 16 inch 150 pieces
# 40448
  • $345.00
8x5-13x5mm Australian Opal Top Drill Plain Nuggets 18 inch 206 beads
# 40782
  • $190.00
4-7mm Cream & Golden Australian Opal plain rondelles 18 inch 190 beads
# 34668
  • $165.00
3.5-7.5mm Grey Australian Opal plain rondelles 18 inch 160 beads
# 34671
  • $196.00
3-6mm Multi Brown Australian Opal plain rondelles 18 inch 165 beads
# 34858
  • $156.00
Australian Boulder Opal plain nuggets 18 inch 35 beads 9x6x4-19x14x9mm AA
# 34815
  • $366.00
Australian Boulder Opal plain nuggets 17.5 inch 34 beads 8x6x4-19x14x8mm A
# 34812
  • $347.00