Opal Doublet, Opal Triplet and Mosaic Opal

 

Unlike solid opals, which are cut and polished and may have a natural back such as potch or iron-clay sandstone, Opal Doublets and Triplets are a composite opal patiently assembled by human hands.



Opal Doublets are made of a thin layer of high quality natural Light Opal, which is glued onto a suitable support layer. Different materials are used for the backing such as obsidian, crystal glass, the Matrix of Boulder Opal or a piece of black Potch. These opals with their beautiful colors provide an opal alternative to solid opals at relatively reasonable prices. Not only do you get a Black Opal look at an affordable price but Opal Doublets enjoy great popularity because they can be produced in larger quantities.