What is my Opal pendant worth?
Doing valuation of opal is a complicated process as it involves lot of factors like its type, body tone, brilliance, pattern, color bar thickness & faults, quality of the cut & polish and the size of the stone.
When being valued, an opal is carefully examined to identify its class (doublet, triplet or solid opal); its body tone (white, light, black or crystal) and its overall carat size. Doublets and triplets are an ‘assembled’ stone which only contain a very thin slice of natural opal and are therefore generally much less valuable.
Generally opals with a black or dark body tone are more valuable than those with a white, light, or crystal body tone, because a stone with a darker body tone tends to display colors more vibrantly.
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