So what makes a black opal so beautiful?
This ultra magical stone can flash the entire rainbow spectrum from vivid alien greens to ocean blues, purples, orange, yellows, pinks and most valuably reds (often all at once!) Plus, Australian black opals aren’t treated in any way, all of their color and magic comes straight from the earth. (You might be surprised that most colored stones on the market are treated in some way or another!)
Beauty is one thing, but what about the black opal’s rarity?
It’s hard to put a numerical figure on stone rarity, but put it this way the black opal is SIGNIFICANTLY rarer than a diamond, let’s say. After all, diamonds are found all over the world whereas the black opal is ONLY found in a tiny 70km radius in a single small town, Lightning Ridge in Australia. That’s pretty incredible! It’s found in one place and nowhere else in the world.