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Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia is the world's only significant commercial source of black opal - the rarest and most valuable form of opal. Premium quality semi-black and crystal opal is also found in this area. Mining commenced in 1902 and it continues today on approximately two hundred distinct opal fields.
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Lightning Ridge
2.30 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $525

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LR0230120740

Flashy blues and greens in a pendant stone facing nicely when oriented in either direction. Your design possibilities are almost unilimited with this opal.

Weight: 2.30ct
Dimensions: 12x7x4mm
Lightning Ridge
2.30 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $94

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LR0230161130

Another inexpensive picture stone for everyday wear that has translucent dark-base opal mixed with some black. Nice shape for simple but attractive pendant.

Weight: 2.30ct
Dimensions: 16x11x3mm


Lightning Ridge
2.42 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $455

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LR0242110740

Very nice ring stone here showing mixed bright blues and greens from all directions. Good size and shape for a big bold ring design.

Weight: 2.42ct
Dimensions: 11x7x4mm
Lightning Ridge
2.63 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $185

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LR0263140740

Translucent dark base opal with green, blue, and red! The glowing colors deep within this stone and elegant shape will make for a great piece of jewelry.

Weight: 2.63ct
Dimensions: 14x7x4mm


Lightning Ridge
2.65 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $332

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LR0265140840

Wonderful value here in another very showy picture stone. It's sure to attract lots of attention even if set in the simplest pendant design.

Weight: 2.65ct
Dimensions: 14x8x4mm
Lightning Ridge
2.75 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $94

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LR0275140930

Nice pattern in a translucent opal with some small black and white potch inclusions. Rather large Ridge opal for such a small price.

Weight: 2.75ct
Dimensions: 14x9x3mm