Opal (Precious Opal) (Multicolor!)

Queensland, Australia
Thumbnail, 27.33 mm x 13.99 mm ; 10.40 carats
Start Time: 09/15/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/22/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Opal is known from hundreds of world localities in a large number of varieties and colors. It's one of the few species that looks as good when it's transparent as when it's opaque. This is a classic piece of Precious Opal (Boulder Opal) from the Queensland Opal fields featuring gorgeous patches of Opal that show virtually all colors of the rainbow including pink, red, orange, gold, yellow, green, blue and purple! The color is intense and GLOWS even in low light, but it's magnified in sunlight. The color simply looks BETTER IN PERSON, and the accompanying video for this listing does NOT do the stone justice. This is classic material that is beloved by collectors and dealers. Some of the finest examples of Opal in the world are found in Queensland, and a piece like this would make a wonderful addition to any collection. Priced at $350/carat = $3,640.00 retail.