Tantalizing pink opal tumbled stones from our exciting collection of crystals, rocks and minerals. Beautifully polished and incredibly tactile, the natural colour of this mineral is quite magnificent and the shades of pink in which it occurs varies considerably from one stone to the next. In some it's so subtle that the stone is only just pink yet in others it's as rich as the colour of candy floss. White, yellow, black and grey colours can also be seen and distinctive markings make each tumbled stone wonderfully unique.
Pink opal and precious opal are the same mineral but Common Opal as it's correctly known, lacks "play of colour". Both stones are made up of hardened silica gel and contain five to ten per cent water in tiny pores which are so minute they cannot even be seen under a regular microscope..
The name Common Opal came about simply because this variety of opal can be found in many countries around the world. Although pink opals are one of the best known varieties of Common Opal, they can also be found in many other colours as well.
The vast majority of the world's opal is Common Opal and its primary use is for lapidary purposes and in particular, gemstones. These large tumbled stones reflect light beautifully and will definitely add a splash of colour to any collection of polished minerals. A handful in a small bowl would make a colourful and eye-catching display.
Our pink opal tumbled stones range in size from medium to large, approximate weights and measurements are given below. When making your selection from the drop down list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 pieces there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been posted.
Save 10% on 5 pink opal tumbled stones and 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams): 15.3 - 22.4
Size Range (cms): 3.6 - 5.3