These opal stones have a natural crack along the opal face. These pairs of cut opals are from Lightning Ridge and range from black to white. The stone is generally cut down and split in two using this natural fissure. Experts then cut, shape and polish the opals to be used in creations that require a matching pair, like earrings or bracelets.
“Pairs are a lot rarer than single stones resulting in higher price values.”
Lightning Ridge is World famous for its stunningly vibrant black opal, rarely found outside this small region. The rarest and most expensive form, characterised by the black base colour of the stone. It shines more vividly than dark, light or boulder opal and is far less common.
At the Opal Shop, we have a diverse range of matching pairs from Lightning Ridge. We almost always have a video as well as a verbal and written description of the items. Our price and descriptions are as fair and understandable as we possible, determined by theOpal Shop Owner, expert and buyer of 20 years.