Faceted ophealine gem.
photo by American-Thai Trading
used by permission
|Available from||Waterdeep, northwest Faerûn|
These ornamental stones were commonly brown in color--such a vivid brown that large crystals appeared almost opaque. Ophealine was cut in facets, and although not possessing one of the most attractive gemstone hues, it could yield finished gemstones of considerable size, both hard and durable. On the streets of Waterdeep, such gems were once known as "knuckle stones"; when polished and mounted on rings, their sharp edges laid open many a noble's or thief's face at many a drunken party. A typical stone had a base value of 10 gp.