This matrix opal consists of black basalt dotted with colourful shiny opal. The makes the stone look like a cosmic starry sky. Read more.
Where is black opal found?
Black opal is found on Honduras. In this tropical middle American country we find the oldest opal mines in the world. The gemstone found in Honduras is a matrix opal. Because of this, the black stones are beautifully speckled and have a cosmic appearance.
How did black opal originate?
Black opal has a volcanic origin and is formed in black basalt deposits. Opal is usually found as a filling in cavities and crevices. This is not the case with black opal. The opal is solidified within the matrix. This makes the entire opal-filled rock into a beautiful gemstone.
Versatility of colours
Discover the versatile colours in these beautiful stones, the colours red, green and blue are often found in the same stone and form a cosmic starry sky. To see the full spectrum, it is best to keep the stone in the sunlight. This stone will get a beautiful and colourful sparkle.
Working of black opal
Black opal gives the opportunity to live a full and happy life. It helps with a positive attitude in life and reduces anxiety and depression. Black opal helps you to accept and overcome difficult situations.
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