Opal Mosaic stone / opal mozaic stone
Opal Mosaic stone (or Mosaic opals) are very popular, as they display brilliant colour at very reasonable prices compared to the price of solid-gem opal. A Mosaic Opal stone comprises three layers: a black backing to enhances the fire colour; a thin centre slice of small pieces of natural crystal opal stone (fitted closely together to form the opal mosaic or jigsaw) resutling in high visual impact; a quartz or glass top to protect the opal. An opal mosaic stone with these three layers is similar to an opal triplet, save for the middle layer (in the case of the triplet) being a whole slice from single opal stone.
Opal Mosaic jewellery
While the mozaic is handmade, the comprising fragments are selected from a wide range of natural pieces to create opal mosaic jewellery often with fantastic colours and contrasts.