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@Kachina624  They are compatible with any diet. No cholesterol

and 0 calories. Perfect!

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Those are beautiful examples of opals. 

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Wow! Those colors and the fire in those stones... magnificent!!! Thank you for sharing ❣️
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That is some very serious eye candy, @Kachina624. Those Ethiopian opals are incredible. I had never seen an image of the Ethiopian black opals, before your post, but they sure are intensely gorgeous.  

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@monicakm  All my life and even still at this age, I continue to be amazed at the all the gorgeous stones and gems in so many varieties and colors that Mother Earth gives us.

 

Just as amazing are the beautiful shells that come from the sea.

 

I have been fascinated by these things and have collected them since I was a child.

 

Since I'm on a tangent of beauty of nature, I can't leave out the beauty and sacred geometry of snowflakes, which have also fascinated me since childhood with their fleeting, transient beauty. I wish I could collect them.

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Stunning!!!

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I just love Opals and am lucky enough to have Australian opals and black opals.  Unfortunately, I live on the surface of the sun and the heat and dryness is bad for opals.  I never wear them because I'm afraid they will crack.  Most are at lease 30 years old and (knock on wood) no cracks and still just beautiful.

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Wow oh wow @Kachina624 boy would I ever love to  have those for my Easter (or anytime) basket.

 

Fabulous. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos.

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@ILOVEDOGS.  You should try an Ethiopian opals.  They have a different chemical composition from Australian opals, are not water-based so don't dry out and are not nearly as fragile.

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Those are gorgeous @Kachina624   That first batch really look like Easter eggs.