Mosaic opals are very popular, as they display brilliant
colour at only a fraction of what a solid-gem opal would cost.
opals are mined in Coober Pedy are mostly used in these
mosaic opals as when mined the opals digging machine does break up lot small
opals and these chips are what is used to make these opal triplet mosaics
they are not easy o
find a s when the opal bearing dirt is bought to the and surface, someone has
to sit inside a room and the opals goes in under ultra violet light so person
hand picks out the opal colour.so they are not easy t o find these small opal
chips and each one is unique and different colour hues so the finished product is
These stones are easy to cut in popular shape form oval to heart
shape to trillion and make fantastic opal pairs.
A Mosaic Opal has three components: A thin slice of small pieces of crystal opals
glued closely together, resulting in high visual impact; a black potch or
manmade black resin backing to enhances the fire colour, and a quartz or glass
top to protect the opal.
Some mosaics can be set in black potch or black jade to show
lines colours and patterns
Mosaics make good ring stones, but it is recommended not to
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
Mosaic opals have stunning fire colours and patterns .