AUSTRALIAN OPAL CUFFLINKS
- Opal Type: Doublet Opal Mosaic
- Origin: Lightning Ridge, Walgett Shire, NSW, Australia
- Material: S/S 18k Yellow Gold Plated
- Stone Size: 12mm.
- Colour Stone: Red, Yellow, Blue and Green Australian Opal
Mosaic opals are very popular, as they display brilliant colours. They have stunning fire colours and patterns.
Opals mined in Lightning Ridge are mostly used in these mosaic opals as when mined the opals digging machine does break up lots of small opals that are what is used to make these opal doublet mosaics
They are not easy to find as when the opal bearing dirt is bought to the and surface, someone has to sit inside a room and the opals goes in under ultraviolet light so person’s hand would pick the opal colour and each one is unique has different colour hues so the finished product looks very bright
These stones are easy to cut in popular shape and make fantastic opal pairs.
These Mosaic Opal has two components: A thin slice of small pieces of opals glued closely together, resulting in high visual impact and a black potch that enhances the fire colour.
Mosaics make good ring stones, but it is recommended not to get them wet when washing dishes.