They say opal is like gold. Once the fever gets into your blood you can never get away from it. This book shows all the reasons why. Like the gemstone itself, it has fascination excitement in color. This book records authentic tales of hopeful all over the world in Europe America and Australia, in the minds of the jewellers' shops and even in the Palace of Queen Elizabeth. It gives details of huge opals and of comparatively small stones that are worth thousands. It tells what to look for opal, how to mine and how to polish the rough stones. Also included is how to be sure of buying genuine and not imitation Opal, and how to take care of Opal jewelry.
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