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Boulder Opal is a spectacular variety of Opal, primarily found in Queensland, Australia. The vibrant interplay of colors makes this variety most desirable and valuable. The natural iron base of the stone gives it stability and contributes to its high durability. The varying and interesting natural shapes make the gem a perfect pick for unusual Boulder Opal Jewelry designs.
Some of the most adored colors are blue and green in this particular variety, but red is among the most valuable and rarest colors. You can pick out a stunning Sterling Silver Boulder Opal Jewelry design to oomph a statement-making brilliance and perfectionist style. Since it ranges around 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, you can carry it around confidently and gracefully without worrying much about its damage. However, one must be careful with their precious Gemstone Jewelry to ensure it keeps on shining just like new even after years.
Boulder Opal is often found in cracks, crevices, and cavities and is formed naturally under intense pressure and heat. The process starts when silica from dissolved sand trickles down cracks and crevices in ironstone boulders, and silica precipitates out of the solution. Generally, Boulder Opal, as the name suggests, is found within boulders that need to be broken open. You can spot them in clay layers just above the ironstone.
Some other theories state that boulder opal needs the presence of pyrite, which, when dissolved by rainwater, produces sulphuric acid. The acid then dissolves silica present in quartz and reacts with feldspar, releasing more silica. The colloidal silica fills fractures in ironstone and solidifies to form boulder opal.
Boulder Opal is a relatively stable and resilient variety of Opals requiring much less care. Generally, other types of Opal are delicate in nature and require much care and precautions. In the case of Boulder Opals, you must ensure that you do not drop this gem on a hard surface or chip it.
If you are planning to purchase a Boulder Opal Ring for yourself, always remove it before doing any cleaning, gardening, or other manual work. This will protect the stone from getting damaged by any harsh physical activity. Also, unlike other varieties, it is pretty durable in the water, allowing you to enjoy its charm everywhere you go. But before exposing your precious crystal to any circumstances, you must ensure that it is a natural and authentic one to survive all the extreme conditions.
Slay like a diva with a blast of color plush and add a swooshing pop of color to your everyday outfits. The gem is a true statement of fascinating jewelry fashion that leaves everyone ablaze.
In some of the most trending designs, you can find authentic and genuine Boulder Opal Gemstone Jewelry at Rananjay Exports. All the jewelry crafted at Rananjay is curated with pure 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry to add durability to your stones. So add a spectacular piece of Boulder Opal Jewelry to your jewelry box and flatten everyone with your unique style.