This product features Opal Triplet Stacking Rings Adjustable Argent 925 Pierre Handmade Gemstone Jewelry Exclusively Made In India
How Opal Triplets Are Created – Triplets consist of three layers: 1. A black backing 2. A paper-thin slice of opal in the middle 3. A clear glass, quartz, or plastic capping in the shape of a dome. The slice of opal in a triplet is usually extremely thin (paper-thin) so the clear capping serves to give the stone a nice cabochon on top. The clear capping may also magnify the color of the opal slightly, and also serve to protect the opal. Because triplet opals have a clear non-opal capping on top, it is easy for an experienced person to identify a triplet immediately by the appearance of the stone. Triplets usually have a ‘glassy’ appearance and the light reflects differently from the top of the stone. You can look at the side of the stone to identify a straight line where all the layers meet, and also look at the back of the stone.