White Opal (multi-color)

Gems, 16.32 mm x 10.70 mm, 3.90 ct
Start Time: 01/04/2024 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/11/2024 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $210

Item Description

These classic gems are sometimes referred to as "White Opal" or "Crystal Opal". Those terms are used to describe any non-transparent light or white colored Opal that shows a multicolor flash when rotated in the light. Chemically speaking, Opal is essentially Quartz with water content, which is what creates the beautiful multicolor appearance, just like water in the air creates rainbows. Some of the most well-known examples of Opal are found in Australia, but the rarely seen Brazilian Crystal Opal gems are just as beautiful and sometimes impossible to distinguish from their Australian counterparts. This "Oval Cabochon" cut gem features a white background hosting flashes of yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, orange and gold but when the stone is backlit, it shows a golden hue internally. When this stone is viewed in reflected light, it shows great color and the stone is a solid Opal, not a doublet or a triplet, which makes a difference when it comes to the value of an Opal, as solid gems are typically more desirable and often priced higher.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$210 01/11/2024 6:06:21 pm (CST)
$200 01/11/2024 6:06:21 pm (CST)
$191 01/11/2024 6:05:42 pm (CST)
$181 01/11/2024 6:05:41 pm (CST)
$160 01/11/2024 6:00:07 pm (CST)
$150 01/11/2024 6:00:07 pm (CST)
$140 01/11/2024 5:59:28 pm (CST)
$130 01/11/2024 5:59:28 pm (CST)
$120 01/11/2024 5:59:22 pm (CST)
$110 01/11/2024 5:59:21 pm (CST)
$100 01/08/2024 3:35:16 pm (CST)