Opal Stone Value

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Black Opal - Tone N1 to N4

1 to 5 carats
Below Commercial
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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5 to 10 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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10+ carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Dark Opal - Tone N5 to N6

1 to 5 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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5 to 10 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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10+ carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Light Opal - Tone N7 to N9

Body Tone
N7
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Body Tone
N8
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Body Tone
N9
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Crystal Opal

1 to 5 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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5 to 10 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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10+ carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Boulder and Matrix Opal

1 to 5 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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5 to 10 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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10 to 15 carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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15+ carats
Below Commercial
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Commercial
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Good
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Fine
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Extra Fine
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Composite Opals

 

Doublets prices are usually 15% to 35% of the value of similar looking natural, (solid,) gem. However, they occasionally run as high as 50% of a natural opal if they are of exceptional quality. Triplets are only about 1% of the value of an equivalent natural and peak at $500.

Other Opal Types

Contra Luz

All Sizes
Contra Luz
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Fire Opals - Faceted

.4 to 1 carat
Faceted
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1 to 5 carats
Faceted
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5 carats plus
Faceted
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Fire Opals - Cabochons

.4 to 2 carats
Solid
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In Matrix
2 to 10 carats
Solid
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In Matrix
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Pink Opal

All Sizes
Pink Opal
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Evaluating precious opal is a highly refined art. For details, see our articles on Appraising Opals and our Opal Buying Guide.

opal bracelet, Ethiopia - opal gems

78 opal cabochons from Welo, Ethiopia (52 ctw) in 18k gold bracelet. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.