Opals are unique gemstones that can be found in many colors. Each opal contains an infinite number of iridescent colors and patterns. Some are bold while others are more subtle, only showing their brilliance with movement or changes in lighting.
Perhaps the most unique of the opal family, the black opal has a darker base hue that highlights its other colors, with red being the most valued. Some of the most coveted black opals hail from mines in Lightning Ridge, a town in New South Wales, Australia.
Our decorator model, Lightning Ridge, was inspired by the Black Lightning Ridge Opal. He features a turquoise undercoat, with layers of maroon, red, and gold metallic. With a high gloss finish, Lightning Ridge’s coat mimics the look of a black opal, and is gorgeous from every angle.