The multicolor glow of this lab-created oval opal cabochon makes it a durable, budget-friendly choice for any jewelry piece. Use single stones in earrings, rings or pendants, or take advantage of the price point to create a complex, multi-stone design. This simulated opal works especially well with an oxidized setting to bring out the play of color. Opal is one of the birthstones for October.
Simulated opal is an economical alternative to natural opal. It features many of the characteristic light play of genuine opal but is more durable and easier to work with. Created in a lab and stabilized with plastic, this stone should not be exposed to direct heat sources.