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Rough and cut Lloviznando Opal. / Mineral Friends <3

Opal: " For in them you shall see the living fire of the ruby, the glorious purple of the amethyst, the sea-green of the emerald, all glittering together in an incredible mixture of light." ~ Roman Pliny the Elder on Opal, Century AD--iridescence

Birthstones By Month Infographic

Birthstones By Month Infographic

♦◊ Gems ◊ Stones ◊♦ An infographic guide to each month’s birthstone. The most interesting facts about the stone or gem symbols about the month you were born.

August Birthstone: Peridot. Here it is both cut and uncut.

Precious gem variety of olivine. One of the few gems that occurs in only one color. A celestial, astronomical mineral found in meteorites. At one time, it was more valuable than diamonds. Birth stone for August.

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Rough opal from Australia This is a magnificent specimen. Wish there were another item to illustrate the scale.

Soap rock!   <<<< how pretty!  I've never heard of soap rock before...  <3~R~<3

Soap rocks - Banded opal, rock, raw cut - has the perfect colours for the zero to infinity trend

Opal Geode...I WANT one!

The ocean Opal (thunderegg) from Australia. The opal is the National Gemstone of Australia.

Opal - Virgin Valley, Nevada - dazzlingnatures

electronicmining: “ Opal - Virgin Valley District/Humboldt County, Nevada Joe Budd Photography Gary White Collection ” O.

A raw Opal - Imgur, In medieval times, opals were thought to make the wearer invisible and were called "The Patron of Thieves". I call them beautiful

A raw Opal

Ethiopian opal is still a new gemstone. Ethiopian opal is quite unique and different from more common Australian and Mexican opal. Not many people know about this opal yet. I am a gem cutter and have worked.

Raw Opals

raw opals-my birthstone. You know it's bad luck to wear opals unless they're your birthstone

Australian Opals | Australian Opals

The architectural nature of Australian boulder opal is fascinating. One can also find fantastic landscape images in boulder opal. This is beautiful!

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An carat Black Opal purchased by Richard Krementz in Lightning Ridge, Australia. Courtesy of Richard Krementz Gemstones. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA (Gemological Institute of America) via Dieter Rosenkranz

Mineralesque - mineralists:   Mexican Fire Opal

Opal is a stone of sympathy and compassion, pure thoughts & confidence. It is the most unpredictable stone, a symbol of ever-changing fortune. According to legend an opal talisman boosts foresight--dunno about that but it is my favorite stone.

Blue Opal | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

GEMS Opal Necklace With Demantoid Garnet Accents. Necklace By Louis Comfort Tiffany. Black Opal From Australia's Lightening Ridge. Demantoid Garnet Accents From Russia. Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall Of Geology, Gems, And Minerals.