Question: What is the prettiest opal?

Considered to be one of the worlds most beautiful opals, The Virgin Rainbow is a 63.3mm Black Crystal Opal Belemnite Fossil in a pipe shape. It Features gem quality colour, and is also said to glow in the dark.

What is the most beautiful opal?

Some of the finest, most-valuable opals in the world include:Fire of Australia. Considered the finest uncut opal, it is valued at close to $900,000. The Virgin Rainbow. This $1 million opal is the worlds most expensive. Aurora Australis. The Queen. Pride of Australia/Red Emperor. The Flame Queen.

What is the most colorful opal?

The Virgin Rainbow is one of the worlds rarest and most expensive opals. This extremely rare opal exhibits incredible fluorescence with a rainbow of different colors that make opal so distinctly unique. The opal was found in Coober Pedy of southern Australia by miner John Dunstan, working solo in the opal field.

Why is opal so expensive?

As with all gemstones, larger opals are more valuable simply because there is literally more material to work with. Though this opal is smaller in size, it reflects light and has better play of color than the bigger opal.

How can you tell a good opal?

Most genuine solid opals have an irregularity in this area – curved or bumpy due to their natural formation – whereas a man-made stone will be perfectly flat because the two sections are flattened so they can be glued together. Be especially wary if the opal is set in jewellery and you cannot see its back or side.

How do you know an opal is real?

Most genuine solid opals have an irregularity in this area – curved or bumpy due to their natural formation – whereas a man-made stone will be perfectly flat because the two sections are flattened so they can be glued together. Be especially wary if the opal is set in jewellery and you cannot see its back or side.

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