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Opals: From the Aussie Outback to Outer Space Birthstone Jewelry

Revered in lore and literature for its otherworldly beauty, the precious opal’s distinct kaleidoscopic display has found it the subject of adoration for millennia. Our planet’s most abundant opal deposits are mined in Australia, where it has become their national stone. It wasn’t turned into the massive industry we know today until the late 1800s, when Tullie Wollaston braved the Australian outback’s harsh terrain to...

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