I would love to buy some Andean opal. However, I keep reading about how rare it is and how it is sometimes dyed etc...
I have found some beautiful looking blue green stones, I am very close to buying but am worrying that it might not be the real thing. The dealer has said the mines have closed now. There are no certificates of authenticity.
Here is a pic....
Any tips for me about what to look for? Does it look genuine
How to distinguish between chrysoprase and Andean Opal for example? This might sound very silly so please excuse my ignorance.
I just want to make sure that before I part with my wages I have a chance of getting it right.
Thanks very much for your help.