shop Lightning Ridge Polished Black Opals
The Lightning Ridge opal mine is known for producing black opal, the most sought after and rare type of opal in the world. Grey to black in hue, black opals’ play-of-color and brilliance range from violet to red. Hannah Blount Jewelry works with a variety of opal cutters around the world who procure ethically-sourced, rough opal from local Australian miners. All opals are beloved for their whimsical, kaleidoscopic colors; the word opal comes from the Latin opallios—this describes a person’s ability to perceive the changing of colors.