What is the difference between precious opal and water opal?

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Date created: Tue, Nov 9, 2021 3:40 AM
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  • Different varieties will have different amounts of water in them, but as a general rule what most people think of as precious opal is around 6-10% water. Precious opal has a play in color when the stone is in the light. There’s a very large price difference between different opal stones since each is a special case of its own.

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