Black opals reside in Australia and are known as being one of the most valuable types of opals found. These opals have a notably darker background colour which allows the brilliant rainbow colours to stand out more compared to white opals. It’s been suggested that the reason these gems are so desirable is because of their growing rarity and difficulty to even be prospected. Fuel prices and lease fees to prospect for opals have increased as well as miners only finding a majority of seam opal and rarely black opal.
Black opal jewellery creates a mysterious and alluring look that can often radiant multiple colours in different lights creating a stunning display.
Black opal rings are becoming a popular choice for engagement rings around the world being a unique alternative to the usual diamond, sapphire, ruby or emerald gemstones.