Precious Opal, Black Opals and Opal Jewelry
Precious opals of good quality are amongst the most beautiful gemstones of the world and their uniqueness is second to none.
Black opal of top-quality is simply breathtaking and even rarer than colourless diamonds. Therefore it is no surprise that the best black opals
mined around Lightning Ridge (Australia) can even surpass diamonds in value and beauty and are decorating some of the most awesome pieces of jewelry ever created.
In the meantime the most productive opal fields are depleted and only a few new fields have been discovered. Therefore rising opal prices are to be expected, particularly for the better quality range. This effect is even boosted due to increasing fuel costs which severely rises the mining costs and because the number of opal miners has quite decreased in consequence of all these problems. Therefore opals of good quality are particularly suitable as an investment at the moment and certainly a stunning spectacle for every collector.