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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 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 body colors 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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15 products found in Opal Beads

4-7mm Ethiopian Jelly Opal Plain Nuggets on Black Gold .925 Chain
# 40342
  • $15.00
7mm White Dendritic Opal plain round large hole beads 16 inch 59 pieces
# 34728
  • $25.00
14x10mm Morado Purple Opal plain pear beads 18 inch 102 pieces AA
# 2940
  • $358.00
8mm Brown Wood Opal plain rondelle Vermeil Chain by the foot
# 19623
  • $18.00
8-9mm Brown Opal plain rondelle beads 15 inch 65 pieces
# 16351
  • $60.00
5.5-11mm Green Opal plain rondelle beads 18 inch 90 pieces
# 19386
  • $50.00
3.5mm Shaded Green Tanzanian Opal micro faceted rondelles 13 inch 115 beads
# 13696
  • $25.00
8x8mm Vermeil Bezel Synthetic Opal Triangle Pendant 1 piece
# 18168
  • $5.00
3mm Green Opal micro faceted rondelles 17 inch 190 beads AAA
# 17988
  • $45.00
4-5.5mm Green Tanzanian Opal plain rondelles 18 inch 158 beads AA
# 17986
  • $114.00
8x7-13x11mm White Opal plain oval beads 18 inches 43 pieces A
# 15327
  • $50.00
2.5mm Yellow Opal Micro Faceted Rondelle beads 13 inch 159 pieces
# 12789
  • $18.00
Vermeil Bezeled Denim Blue Opal pear Pendant 1 piece
# 9562
  • $10.00
9-14mm White and Yellow Opal Plain Oval Beads AA Grade 27 beads 17 inch
# 419722
  • $242.00
10x7-16x10mm Matte Green Tanzanian Opal Nugget Beads 18 inch 37 pcs
# 441491
  • $148.00