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 Opal Brooch Pin,14K, 5 grams total weight

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Sterling Silver Vintage Old/Antique MCM Fire Opal /Brooch HANDMADE MAKERS MARK

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VTG Art Deco Natural White Fire Opal Sterling Silver Palette Pin Brooch 14.6g

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ANTIQUE ART DECO STERLING SILVER DRAGONS BREATH OPAL BROOCH PIN

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VINTAGE OPAL CRESCENT MOON PIN BROOCH 

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NYJEWEL 10k Yellow Gold Vintage Opal Floral Pin Brooch

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OPAL BROOCH BEAUTIFUL FIERY STERLING SILVER FLOATING OPAL SNOW GLOBE BROOCH

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER GILT OPAL BROOCH PIN

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Vintage Modernist Brutalist Silver Brooch With Opal Signed

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Winard 12k Gold Filled Opal Leaf Brooch Pin Estate Vintage

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Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Gold Filled GF Australian Opal Pinwheel Pin Brooch

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Sarah Coventry CONTESSA Rhinestones Faux Opal Brooch Pin Pendant Vintage

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Vintage handmade modernist abstract sterling silver and opal signed pin brooch

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Large Elegant Victorian 14k Yellow Gold Opal Pendant/Brooch

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Estate 14K Yellow Gold, Opal & Seed Pearl Brooch! B Hallmark! Stunning!

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