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Black opals are much more interesting. Every one is unique and they have such a magical quality about them. Just look at the variation in colour! Like a nebula in a stone! They inspire my imagination a lot more than diamonds.

musicspirit musicspirit
18-21, F
5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

Well I think a flawless diamond is beautiful, but certainly not the only gemstone that is and does not cost as much! Black opals are beautiful, and I too love boulder opals. I have several and have cord thru one that I sometimes wear.

I concur! Just about every other stone and gem is more interesting or pretty than diamonds! Those commercials on TV that advertise wedding rings for like $10,000 or other ridiculous amounts make me angry, because there are soooooo many better things you can spend that kind of money on than a ring.

THEY ARE ONLY OVER RATED IF YOU DONT HAVE TO GO DOWN A MINE FOR THEM.

they are nice too!

I agree! I am a jeweler and work with many different stones. Diamonds are great for bringing out the beauty of other stones, but alone they really aren't that interesting. I too love opals. There are over 100 different types of opals and I would say my two favorites are Boulder Opals and Black Opals.<br />
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The Smithsonian has an incredible stone/rock collection that include some amazing opals. I will upload a few photos of them (see my pictures in my profile if you like stones).<br />
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Thanks for your comments on nature's never ending beauty.