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Common opals

Common opal, is a variety of opal that does not exhibit the flash and “play-of-color” seen in precious opal. However, common opal occurs in a variety of beautiful colors that includes a range of wonderful pastels. It has a palette of colours including white, brown, honey, orange, blue, green and red. Common opal can also occur with dendritic inclusions.

At present and in the past, common opal is not often seen in commercial or designer jewelry. That is because it is not widely known and supplies can be limited. If any gem is underappreciated, common opal is it. But, that comes with a bonus. Common opal is not extremely expensive. Beautiful pieces can be purchased for prices that anyone can afford.

Opal along with tourmaline are birthstones for the month of October and the anniversary gemstone for the 14th and 18th years of marriage.

Common opal is well suited for sensitive people who are easily overwhelmed, or for those who are overburdened with stress and need stones that will help them relax.It is grounding for the emotional body and is an excellent stone to alleviate worry, chronic stress, and depression.

Size chart



Bracelet sizes

Petite - 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Small - 7" (17.8 cm)
Medium - 7.5" (19 cm)
Large - 8" (20.3 cm)
Extra large - 9" (22.9 cm)