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The Black Opal is the rarest and the priciest of all opals. The opal is the national gemstone of Australia, which produces 97 percent of the world’s supply.This gem is not the typical mineral stone, as it is actually an amorphous form of silica that is related to quartz. Up to 20 percent of the stone’s weight is made up of water. It has been desired by royalties not only from the past but even up to the present, because of the majestic beauty it inherently possesses. It may come in a variety of colors ranging from blue, brown, gray, green, magenta, olive, orange, pink, red, rose, slate, white and yellow. But the most rare and most expensive are the black opals. It is currently priced at $2,355 per carat.
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FIVE BEAUXBATONS HEAD CANONS
1. Teaching students ages eight to twenty two, Beauxbatons has the largest age range of any magical academy world-wide. At the end of their third year of study, students are divided into different class levels based on their academic apitude, with the top ten percent in the highest rank, the next forty percent in the middle rank, and the bottom fifty percent in the third rank. They take their OWL equivalents in their sixth year of study, at age fourteen, a year before Hogwarts students. Any studies after the age of eighteen are non-mandatory, though many students do choose to continue their studies either because they enjoy academics or for vocational training.
2. Unlike Hogwarts, The Salem Institute, and Durmstrang, Beauxbatons does not have any system to divide its students. It has only two sets of uniforms - one for the younger students, one for the older ones. Its dormotories are in a separate building complex a ways away from the palace. The dormotories are suite-styled, with eight students to each four bedroom suite - but those students don’t necessarily need to be in the same year or class division, and rooms are assigned by student preference. Students who are of age and therefore able to aparate are allowed to live off-campus in the nearby city of Cannes.
3. It does not teach divination, care of magical creatures, or muggle studies, but it does teach fine arts. Official classes are offered in the arts of music, dance, acting, writing, and drawing. Also offered are classes for horseback riding, archery, public speaking, ettiqute, foreign languages, and a variety of other things. Beauxbatons students are generally considered get the most well-rounded education in terms of culture and most world-renown wizard artists are Beauxbatons graduates.
4. Quidditch is not nearly as important a fixture of their student culture as it is at Hogwarts. They do still have six teams, however - separated by gender, three boys’ teams and three girls’ teams. Quidditch is considered to be an extraciricular activity and while the school grounds do have a pitch and there is a student-organized yearly tournament, the turn-out for the games is often rather poor. Coincidentally, no boys’ team has won in the last hundred years or so, and nearly all of the Beauxbatons students who go on to become professional Quidditch players are women. France’s national team is usually all-female.
5. Beauxbatons is one of the wealthiest wizarding academies world-wide. This is one of the reasons that it can afford to spend so much money on its fine arts programs, but it also means that it can fund trips for older students to travel the world. It also frequently funds the wizarding equivalent of graduate work and sabbaticals, making Beauxbatons Academy one of the foremost institutes responsible for advances in wizarding academics and technologies.
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