Black opal is rarer than the white or "milk" opal. Likewise appearing full of slivers of other fantastic gems, its blackness recalls the night sky and its mystery suggests that of the universe beyond. \n\nThe largest uncut black opal in the world—the Halley's Comet Opal—was found in 1986, when Halley's Comet was visible from Earth.

Black opal is rarer than the white or "milk" opal. Likewise appearing full of slivers of other fantastic gems, its blackness recalls the night sky and its mystery suggests that of the universe beyond.

The largest uncut black opal in the world—the Halley's Comet Opal—was found in 1986, when Halley's Comet was visible from Earth.

It's something to imagine men unearthing this great stone, tiny and toiling, while this giant ball of light tore its way through the outer expanses of the universe overhead.

It's something to imagine men unearthing this great stone, tiny and toiling, while this giant ball of light tore its way through the outer expanses of the universe overhead.

halley's comet opal earrings

4mm diameter, created black opal on sterling silver posts by Bazazas

$22