JEWELRY EDUCATION > GLOSSARY > Opal
Opal is an extraordinary and delicate gemstone referred to by Shakespeare as, "the queen of gems." The gem displays an intricate spectrum of lively colors that vary for each stone. Each opal offers a unique and original look all its own. In addition to the striking play-of-color the body color of the opal can be colorless, monochromatic, opaque, translucent or transparent for a wide range looks.