Crystal Opal (11)

Crystal opals are beautiful gemstones sold by These opals have a unique look due to their crystal structure and varying colours that sparkle in the light. The opals are of high quality.


Crystal Opal

What are crystal opals?

Crystal opals are a rare gemstone known for their striking and unique appearance. They are often characterised by their iridescent colours, which range from bright white and blue to yellow, pink, green and brown. These gemstones are popular with jewellers and collectors because of their beauty and rarity.

How are crystal opals formed?

Crystal opals are opals formed in crystalline rocks, such as granite or basalt. They are usually formed in small cracks and cavities in the rocks, depositing silicate material in the water. Over time, the silicate crystallises and forms opal. Crystal opals are known for their clear, translucent quality, which distinguishes them from other types of opals that are often cloudy or milky.

Where are crystal opals found?

Crystal opals are found worldwide, but some of the best and most sought-after specimens come from Australia. Another important finding place is Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, opals have only been mined for a few years.

What are the characteristics of crystal opals?

Crystal opals are gemstones that can have a wide range of colours, ranging from white and blue to yellow, pink, green and brown. What is unique about crystal opals is their iridescent quality, which makes them appear to have different colours from different angles. This is due to the way light is refracted and reflected by the opal's fine microstructures.

Besides their beautiful colours and iridescent quality, crystal opals also have a hardness of 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale. This makes them relatively soft and sensitive to scratches and knocks. It is important to be careful when wearing or handling crystal opals and protect them from scratches and other damage.

How are crystal opals used?

Crystal opals are often used in jewellery because of their beauty and rarity. They are used in rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants, and can be set in different types of metal, such as gold, silver and platinum.

Crystal opals are also used in decorative objects and works of art, because of their unique look and bright quality. They are also used in sculptures, vases, lamps and other decorative objects.

Why are crystal opals so valuable?

Crystal opals are rare gemstones known for their unique iridescent quality and beauty. Their rarity and the difficulty of mining and crafting them make them valuable. Another reason why crystal opals are so valuable is that they naturally occur in small sizes and high-quality specimens are very rare. This makes finding a perfect crystal opal a rare event, driving up the price.

Where can I buy crystal opals?

If you are looking for high-quality crystal opals, is the ideal place to look. We are an online shop that specialises in offering unique and rare gemstones, including crystal opals. Our collection of opals is of the highest quality and includes specimens from Ethiopia. The crystal opals from are pure nature and still unprocessed.

How should I care for my crystal opal?

Since crystal opals are relatively soft, it is important to be careful when handling and wearing them. They should be protected from scratches and bumps and should be kept in a safe place when not being worn.

It is recommended to clean crystal opals regularly with a soft cloth and mild soap and water. Avoid using harsh detergents or chemicals, as these can damage the opal.

Moreover, it is important to keep crystal opals away from high temperatures and extreme conditions, as these can damage the gemstone. It is recommended not to expose them to direct sunlight or heat sources.


Crystal opals are beautiful gemstones with a unique look and iridescent colours. At, we sell a variety of high-quality Welo opals, including crystal, rough and polished opals. To keep your crystal opal beautiful and healthy, it is important to take good care of it and clean it regularly. At, you will find a wide range of high-quality opals and you can count on excellent service.

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