Blue Dendritic Opal

Peru
7.42 ct
Start Time: 06/06/2019 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2019 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $100

Item Description

Although Opal is its own species, it's truly Quartz plus attached water molecules, and Quartz is one of the most "inclusion friendly" gems out there. Here we haves what is known as Dendritic Opal that features inclusions of manganese oxide or iron oxide. The term dendritic comes from the Greek word "dendros" meaning tree, as the inclusions in these stones typically resemble plant life. This gem has some classic black inclusions floating inside a soft blue color host gem. The inclusions appear slightly golden in hue when the gem is backlit. The stone was somewhat difficult to photograph, but it really is beautiful up close. It has a simple "Sail Cabochon" cut, and is one of the more unique gems of this material that I have encountered. Valued at $185.75 high retail. Enjoy.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
dormrat $100 06/13/2019 6:51:26 pm (CDT)