Crystal Opal (with multi-color flash)

Gems, 9.87 mm x 6.64 mm, 1.08 ct
Start Time: 05/09/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/16/2024 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Here we have a fantastic Crystal Opal form Australia. Most of the stones that we see labeled as "Crystal Opal" are more on the opaque side, which is perfectly acceptable, but the MOST desirable material are the GEMMY stones that show multi-color flash like this gem. Opal is one of the most diverse gems out there. It's one of the few stones that looks just as attractive when it's crystal clear as it does when the stones are opaque. Despite it's rather simplistic chemistry, Opals show a great range of color in many varieties. This "Pear Brilliant" has a light golden background that plays host to flashes of yellow, orange and greens when the gem is rotated in the light. When this stone is strongly lit, it shows great color. It's really hard to replicate the brilliance in photos or a video, but it's a wonderful gem to be sure. The stone is a solid Opal, not a doublet or a triplet, which means something when it comes to value as solid Opals command higher prices on the market.

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