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What is my Opal pendant worth?

Posted On September 5, 2015 at 9:35 am by / Comments Off on 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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