• opal armband - gem species and varieties

    Opal Stone – Natural, Cabochon, Blue

    Although notoriously susceptible to damage from changes in temperature as well as scratches and blows, opal's beauty has captivated gem enthusiasts for centuries. However, with sensible precautions and protective settings, like this armband, these gems can make beautiful jewelry pieces. Photo by Arpingstone. Public domain.

    Article: What are Gem Species and Gem Varieties?

    Credit: Arpingstone

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