For their lively light-play and rainbow colors, opals are unlike any other gemstone. One of four so-called phenomenal gemstones, opals exhibit a unique light interaction owing to perfectly ordered spheres of silica, which diffract light with a magical flourish.
What we can see of the universe has fascinated, inspired, and humbled man throughout history. As humans, our days may be filled with technology and culture, which seem to elevate us in the natural world, but when we gaze into the night sky, this truth is undeniable. Our presence in the universe is vanishingly small, and yet we are a part of something unfathomably grand.