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

VINTAGE VICTORIAN SILVER OPAL BAR FILIGREE PIN BROOCH w/ C CATCH MADE IN ITALY

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Vintage 14k Gold & Opal Pin/brooch Ribbon/Bow With Dangle Opal In Flower Cup

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VINTAGE MODERNIST STERLING FIRE OPAL BROOCH/ PENDANT!

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Vintage 10K Gold Fire Opal Brooch

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Victorian Repro 14K Opal Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Lavalier Dangle Brooch Pendant

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Antique Vintage Deco Retro 18k Yellow Gold HUGE Australian Fire Opal Pin Brooch

$296.00 (32 Bids)
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Antique Victorian Gold Filled Garnet Seed Pearls Opal Engraved Bug Pin Brooch

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late 1800s Victorian American 10k Rose Gold Sterling Silver Opal Pin Brooch

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Vintage & Estate Pin Brooch Miracle Fire Opal Purple Aqua Stone Pewter Cut Out S

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Stunning Vintage Signed ART 12KGF Jade & Pink Opal Modernist Butterfly Brooch

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Antique VICTORIAN OPAL LOVE KNOT Pin Repouse Design 1" Vintage Brooch

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Victorian 14K Gold Opal Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bee Insect Brooch Pin Fabulous

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EDWARDIAN DRAGON'S BREATHE OPAL GLASS BROOCH STERLING SILVER SETTING GORGEOUS

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Antique 14k 10 K gold ? Opal Pearl Pin Brooch Pendant Art Nouveau 8 grams

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Peacock Feather FIRE OPAL Brooch! Silvertone with Hematites and an OPAL! Detail!

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Antique Victorian/Edwardian Silver Opal & Iron Pyrite Brooch.

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Signed COURTNEY Sterling Silver & Gold Plated Opal Dragonfly Pendant Brooch SCB

$37.00 (11 Bids)
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Vintage Nouveau Moderne 14k Yellow Gold Brooch Pin Opals Seed Pearls 4.6g Art

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Exquisite!!! Victorian Deco Black Opal Ruby 18ct Gold Necklace Pendant Brooch

$598.74 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Bal-Ron 1/ 20 12k GF Opal and Rhinestone Brooch Pin or Pendant

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