Qualities of Real Opal Stone

Qualities of Real Opal Stone
Opal is a gorgeous jewel which is also fairly reasonably priced. On the other
hand, a lot of the opals stones provided by seller are only partly original, and in
a lot of cases, they are completely artificial. Let’s see what a artificial opal in
fact is and how you can notice an opal imitation.
The Structure of Natural Opal
Real Opal Stone is a variety of silica. Opal can be colourless or colour; its
colours can range from white, yellow, orange, and red to green, blue, brown,
and black.
Birthstone Significance
Opal colored Gemstones is considered the birthstone of October. It is also the
theme gift for the 14th and 18th wedding anniversaries.
However, the popularity of the Man Made Gemstones saw a marked decrease
during The Middle Ages, and its popularity has never quite recovered.
Mystical Beliefs
In spiritual circles, opal stone is measured a stone which represent trust,
blamelessness and cleanliness. It has strong nuance of pleasure, authenticity,
faithfulness and self-assurance.
Healing Powers of Opal
For those who believe in the healing power of stones, opal is good for eye
infections and diseases, as well as the enhancement of other healing
Synthetic Opals
Artificial opals stone, on the other hand, can be thought of as simulation as
they hold extra materials that are not there in natural opals stones.
Opal Doublets and Triplets
Doublets consist of a real opal and a layer of another material affixed to the
back of the stone; triplets have an additional third layer on the top.
Real opals, in compare to the artificial opals, are hard all the way through and
do not have any false additions.
Recognizing Synthetic Opals
Before buy Opal Stone one must aware about characteristic that distinguishes
synthetic opals is that they are much more porous than natural ones.
When seem at under exaggeration, artificial opals stone have a normal colour
prototype, while natural stones do not show such constancy in their tone.
Recognizing Opal Doublets and Triplets
 Doublets and triplets usually look darker and more opaque than real
opal as they have a non-opal layer attached to the back.
 A real opal should seem solid and hard in shape. Doublets and triplets,
however, will look layered.
 Doublets have only two layers: the real opal and the non-opal layer
attached to it. You should be able to see a thin, regular line where the
two layers are joined together.
 Natural opals that are attached to another stone also have a
demarcation line, but it looks uneven, not flat.
 The support of a triplet will most probable look dark and rather smooth,
like glass or plastic.
 If you look at the stone from the side, you should be able to detect this
glassy cover and see through it.
So if you are going to buy the opal stone then you must be aware which stone
is real opal so that no one can make you fool and you can get the quality