Kaleidoscopic Fossils

October is a lovely yet stressful month. With work settling down after all of last month’s fashion blast, production is now gearing up for the winter and all the madness Christmas and New Year brings. This month we are taking you through some Kaleidoscopic Fossils.

A season that is perfect for a burst of color, Opals come at the right time and are some of the most exceptional, eye catching gems seen today. Mined in different colors, sizes, and varieties these gems have lured man for years with their extraterrestrial and intergalactic appearances. Birthstone for the month of October, we decided to share a different perspective on these matchless gems.

Kaleidoscopic Fossils have been a matter of interest for years. An insight into history and the types of animals and reptiles that once tread our planet, these immaculate fossils are just as beautiful as any other Opal variety you might have come across. With a Play Of Color that can put others to shame, many Fossils transform over the years thanks to the sediment they are preserved in. Overtime as the Silica from the host rock replaces the organic material, it leaves behind a Kaleidoscopic Fossil that interacts beautifully with the light.

Here are some such Opalised Fossils you would not want to miss.

Opal ShellAn Opal Shell from Coober Pedy

A Natural Belemnite CrystalAn Opalised Belemntine crystal

Belemnite is a prehistoric version of the modern day cuttlefish. Preserved in a Silica rich host rock it has converted to precious Opal over the years.


An Opalised PseudoAn Opalised Pseudo Pineapple.

A collection of Glauberite crystals that is replaced by Opal but still maintains its natural pineapple like shape.


An Opalised Mollusc

A beautiful Opalised Mollusc

The shell of a snail that has been replaced by Opal material over the years.


Opalised Wood

A piece of Opalised Wood

Wood that has been preserved over the years allowing the Opal to shine through the cracks, reminiscent of a galaxy.


Opalised Pinecone

An Opalised Pinecone

Mined from the Lightning Ridge region in Australia, this is a pinecone that transformed to an Opal over the years.

Kaleidoscopic Fossils are truly spectacular in every way. From their formation right to the final outcome, these gems morphed into something just as spectacular as the creatures themselves. A beautiful preservation technique, this is mother natures way to show us where life began.


Image References:  https://www.opalauctions.com/

jupitergem.com (graduated gemologist, Chantelle Lobo)
jupitergem.com (graduated gemologist, Chantelle Lobo)

graduated gemologist

Growing up in a country like India, bursting with color, culture and creativity, Chantelle's curiosity drew her towards the fascinating world of gemstones and jewelry. Trained with the best at the Gemological Institute of America and the SSEF, Switzerland, her knowledge encompasses advanced methods of gemstone identification, diamond grading and the manufacture and sales as a jewelry professional. Her adventures have taken her to source Spinels on the busy streets in Myanmar to exceptional Sapphires in Srilanka, a selection of gems from Madagascar and even rare Jades in China. With over 7 years of experience in the jewelry industry, her strong foundation in this niche field allows her to make key observations on the value or quality of gemstones and jewelry. She now continues to fuel her deep-rooted interest for these special stones by seeking out precious one-of-a-kind gems around the world. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantelle-lobo-8a12a962/