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 Sterling Silver Setting Opal Brooch 1 1/4" D715

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vintage sterling silver cat brooch pin with opal 2.25 inches tall

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Beautiful Antique Victorian Opal Fancy Design Gold Filled Estate Brooch Pendant

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Vintage Antique Art Deco Butterfly Wing C Clasp Brooch Princess with Opal dress

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Vintage Sterling Silver Australian Opal Onyx Inlay Brooch Pin

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Antique Victorian Era 9K Gold Opal & Seed Pearl Sun Sunburst Pin Brooch Pendant

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Antique Vintage Art Deco Platinum Opal Diamond 1.3" Scarf Clip Stick Pin Brooch

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Vintage DRAGON'S BREATH and Sterling Brooch

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18K Brooch Pin Opal Aquamarine Diamond Yellow Gold BEN DYER Signed Designer

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Antique 9k Gold 3.5 Carat Australian Fire Opal Bar Brooch c.1890

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Art Nouveau 14K Gold Opal Pearl Brooch Pin Pendant 7.8gr

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Antique Handmade Victorian Era Black Opal .35 ct Brooch Pin 14k YG Filigree

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Antique Edwardian Opal Seed Pearl Brooch Pendant 10k Yellow Gold Filigree

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opal mosiac sterling silver brooch

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Vintage Estate Ruby & Opal Bar Pin 14k Yellow Gold Brooch FMGE Rubies 585 Lapel

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Vtg Unique Cocktail 3D Owl Bird Opal 14k Solid Gold Brooch Pin Animal Jewelry

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Exquisite Victorian Revival, Solid 14K Yellow Gold & Opal, Filigree Pin, Brooch

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1960s 14K Gold & Opal Mosaic Heart Shape Brooch Pendant 64 pc Inlay Blue Purple+

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Vintage 14K Gold Akoya Pearl Natural Opal Pin Brooch Pendant 14.2 g 3" x 1.5"

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Vintage RETRO OPAL BROOCH -14K Gold, (Fire Opals & Diamond), RETRO PERIOD (T49)

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