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Apparently Australia supplies 80% of the gemstone quality opals. I think they are the nicest gemstone in the world, each one individual from the other.

 

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=opal+pics&client=safari&rls=en&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQxKza3-nYAhVES7wKHc8pBpcQsAQIKA&biw=1706&bih=934

 

I’ve bought 3 opal rings for Gael over the years as she likes them too.

 

I like the more subtle milky colours, do you see one you like?

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I kinda like those Fire Opals Rob.

Some of them really look like they are on fire! [biggrin]

 

 

The problem is that they all look nice I reckon Brad but I like less obvious things. I think Fire Opal is less common that some of the other colours, probably worth more too.

 

We have 4 main places they are found, Coober Pedy and Andamooka in South Australia, White Cliffs & Lightning Ridge in northern NSW.

 

Even some old fence posts have been found opalised so it can be a quick transformation.

 

Solid opal is expensive stuff though.

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As stones go, I am a big fan of opals.

I bought my first wife an opal ring that was really gorgeous. This was decades ago.

 

My 2nd wife is a bigger fan of jade, but she's kind of an aging hippy chick.

 

All that said, this is the opal that I like the best.

:)

 

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Gorgeous!

 

Incidentally I like jade a lot too! We bought some as jewellery a couple of times in Cowell S.Aust when we were there catching Blue Swimmer crabs. Cowell is Australia's only source of Jade and includes rare black jade.

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Didn't know they came in so many colors. I bought Deb a set of them way way back. Ring and earrings. I like the blue stone way down although my birthstone is a Diamond. No one has ever offered to get me my birthstone in a mans ring?msp_confused.gifive had lots of people ask me what my stone is, Hmmm? msp_confused.gif

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