Black opal is often called the “king of opals”. It was discovered in 1902 in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. Black opal is the name given to any opal that displays “play of color” with a dark or black body color. Black opal is the most valuable variety of opal.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Inert, white, light blue, green and yellow
Black Opal Colors
Countries of Origin
United States of America (the); Unknown; Honduras; Australia; Peru; Ethiopia
Avoid excessive heat, solvents, and ultrasonic cleaners.