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Triplet Opals consist of three layers:
1:A black backing as above
2:A paper-thin slice of opal in the middle
3:A clear glass, quartz, or plastic capping in the shape of a dome. The slice of opal in a triplet is usually extremely thin (paper-thin) so the clear capping serves to give the stone a nice cabochon on top. The clear capping may also magnify the colour of the opal slightly, and also serve to protect the opal.
 
Because triplet opals have a clear non-opal capping on top, it is easy for an experienced person to identify a triplet immediately by the appearance of the stone. Triplets usually have a 'glassy' appearance and the light reflects differently from the top of the stone. You can look at the side of the stone to identify a straight line where all the layers meet, and also look at the back of the stone. If the back of the stone appears to be black plastic then you are not looking at a solid stone. Be aware however that it is also very common for a backing to be made of black potch (exactly the same stone which forms the backing of a natural black opal) or brown ironstone (which is also the natural backing for Queensland boulder opals).
Triplets are normally cheaper than doublets because they contain less real opal. Because the top of the stone can be made from synthetic material, triplets can be a lot more resistant to impact than solid or doublet opal stones. (Opal by its nature is a fragile gemstone).

 
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