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Mosaic opals display brilliant colour at only a fraction of what a solid-gem opal would cost, making them very popular with opal lovers.
A Mosaic opal has three components. First, a thin slice of small pieces of crystal opals is glued closely together to give it high visual impact of fire colours. Second, the opal is glued on a backing, which can be black potch or manmade black resin. The black backing greatly enhances the fire colour. Third, a quartz or glass top is glued to the top of the opal to protect it.
Mosaics do make good ring stones, but it is recommended that you not get them wet when washing dishes. We have seen many triplet rings over 20 years old that still look good and just need a polish on top, which a local jeweller can do.
Mosaic opals are known for their stunning fire colours and patterns.
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