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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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24 products found in Opal Beads

6.5-9.5mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Rondelle Beads 20 inch 90 pieces AAA
# 44186
  • $711.00
5x4-11x9mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Oval Beads 18 inch 57 pieces AAA
# 43630
  • $207.00
7x5-15.5x13mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Nugget Beads 20 inch 50 pieces AAA
# 44187
  • $645.00
15x12-31x20mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Pears with Matrix 6.5 inch 30 Beads AAA
# 43637
  • $626.00
6x5.5-20x13mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Nuggets with Matrix 18 inch 30 Beads
# 43636
  • $170.00
9x8-19.5x13mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Nuggets with Matrix 19 inch 30 Beads
# 43635
  • $239.00
5.5x5-8x7mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Oval Beads 17.5 inch 62 pieces
# 43631
  • $86.00
8x7-10x8mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Oval Beads 17.75 inch 48 pieces
# 43633
  • $95.00
9.5x8-14x11mm Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Oval Beads 18 inch 45 pieces
# 43632
  • $127.00
8x5-14x10mm Matte Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Barrel Beads 18 inch 42 pieces AA
# 44188
  • $258.00
9x6-15x10mm Matte Tanzanian Green Opal Plain Nugget Beads 18 inch 36 pieces
# 43634
  • $140.00
12.5x8-23x17mm Morado Purple Opal Faceted Nuggets 18 inch 31 Beads AAA
# 43983
  • $650.00
13x11-22.5x14mm Morado Purple Opal Faceted Nuggets 20 inch 31 Beads AAA
# 43838
  • $790.00
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
8x7-13x11mm White Opal plain oval beads 18 inches 42 pieces A
# 15327
  • $50.00
7mm Black Gold Bezel Mystic Opal Coin Cabochon Pendant 1 piece
# 16531
  • $5.00
2.5mm Yellow Opal Micro Faceted Rondelle beads 13 inch 159 pieces
# 12789
  • $18.00
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