• sugar-acid treated andamooka matrix opal - opal treatments

    Opal Stone – Natural, Cabochon, Black

    This Andamooka matrix opal certainly resembles fine black opal. However, if you look closely at the black areas you'll see this matrix opal received a sugar-acid treatment. "Andamooka matrix opal," photo by Dpulitzer. Licensed under CC By-SA 3.0.

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    Credit: Dpulitzer

    GemstoneOpal Stone
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateCabochon
    Photo phenomenaPlay of Color