Opal Anniversary Gemstone
The opal anniversary gemstone represents both the 12th and 14th wedding anniversary.
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Opal JewelryThere are any pieces of jewelry to choose from. Including pendants, earrings and rings. Create
your own to make it a more personal gift. For the man celebrating this anniversary you could purchase a tie pin and
matching cuff links.
Opal Anniversary Gemstone VasesOpalescent vases are available and look attractive whatever the color
flower in them. Include a bouquet of flowers with the vase.
Buy a bottle of Opal Ridge Semillon Chardonnay so that the couple can celebrate their anniversary in style.
Include a couple of crystal glasses to finish off the gift.
Opals are hydrated silicon dioxide, and come in varied colors showing beautiful opalescence. The water content
may be as high as 20% but is usually between 3% and 10%. The opal is often regarded as a form of solidified jelly.
Opals range from colorless, through white, milky blue, gray, red, yellow, green, brown and black. The word opal
means 'precious stone'. Opals are often quite difficult to polish to a reasonable luster, given their texture.
Opals are one of the mineraloids that can form or replace fossils. These fossils appeal to collectors and are
often made into pieces of jewelry.
Around 95% of the world's opal comes from Australia. The town of Coober Pedy in South Australia is a major
source. Common, water, jelly, and the beautiful fire opal are found mostly in Mexico and Mesoamerica. Lightning
Ridge, another Australian town, in New South Wales, is the main source of black opal, an opal that has a
predominantly dark background.
The Romans used opals but these possibly came form Czechoslovakia where it occurs in the crevices of andesite (a
fine grained rock free from quartz) near hot springs.
The state gem stone for Nevada is the precious black opal, which is found in Virgin Valley, Humboldt County,
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