Opals Information and History

Information and history of opals plus a gallery of opals used in antique and vintage brooches. Opal is one of the most fascinating gemstones due to it’s rich play of colours. The name comes from the Indian Sanskrit word ‘upala’ for precious stone. They are divided into three groups; the opalescent precious opals, the yellow-red fire opals and the common opals. The most precious opals are mined in Australia, the U.S. and Mexico. Black opal is the most valuable and desired form. Reference: Kernowcraft

14K Yellow Gold Multi Stone White Opal Artisan Heart 'Starburst' Brooch Pin

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Stunning Vintage 18k Gold Blue Enamel Opal Diamond Flower Pin Brooch 9.3G Italy

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Antique Vintage Opal and Pearl Brooch with Flower Design in 14k Yellow Gold

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Ancient Roman Glass Triangular Brooch -Faux Opal; & Sterling Silver

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Sarah Coventry CONTESSA Rhinestones Faux Opal Brooch Pin Pendant Vintage

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Arts And Crafts Era Deco Pin Brooch Sm Opal Geometric Modernist Sterling Silver

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Mod Sterling Silver Israeli Opal Glass Pendant/Brooch

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925 Sterling Silver - Vintage Amethyst & Opal Floral Detail Brooch Pin - BP1965

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Vintage 14k Yellow Solid Gold Opal Brooch 5.1 Grams

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silver opal bee brooch rubies enamel marcasite

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14k Yellow Gold Opal Pin Brooch 6.8grams

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Vintage Renaissance Style 14K Gold Opal & Seed Pearl Festoon Pendant Brooch

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ANTIQUE 10k GOLD OPAL PIN BROOCH

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Antique Vintage Retro 14k Yellow Gold Fire Opals & Diamonds Pin Brooch Pendant

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HUGE Magnificent Vintage 10k Gold and Gold-Filled OPAL Brooch

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