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Opal (with color flash) viewBack to $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends July 13th, 2017

Mexico
  • Starting Time:7/6/2017 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:7/13/2017 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:2.87 ct
  • Size Description:12.40 mm x 7.87 mm

Description:Some of the most well known Fire Opal in the world is from Mexico. These stones are among some of the biggest, brightest and most intense color Fire Opals from North America. There has been a surge in the price of fine quality Opal from Mexico in the last few years, as the material seems to be more and more difficult to obtain, especially in vivid stones. This "Oval Cabochon" cut gem has a orange creamsicle color, but the most impressive aspect of the stone is the fact that it shows the highly desirable and seldom seen COLOR FLASH or "Contra Luz" effect ! Now the color flash is best seen in sunlight or with a strong flashlight against a black background. You can't really see the flash in the photo, but it does show minor flashes in person. These flashes of color are only seen in about 1% of all Mexican Fire Opals ! It's an attractive stone, and would make a great piece of jewelry, or would stand on its own as a beautiful gem.

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