Flawless Blue green mauve solid dark crystal opal Lightning Ridge. Flawless 2.66ct solid dark crystal opal from Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia. 10.1 x 9.0 x 5.1 millimetres. Vivid sky blue, aqua-green and mauve fire sparkling throughout a transparent dark crystal body.Exceptional three-dimensional flashfire patterns throughout. Classic oval-shaped cabochon with great proportions and a high dome. Perfect for a top shelf jewellery setting. Brightly patterned precious opal throughout. Polished natural dark crystal opal back with some colour as well.
No cracks, any lines are natural marbling or intersections between colours. World famous Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. Absolutely none other than professional cutting and polishing. 100% natural earth mined solid opal. Transparent crystal opals are always very difficult to photograph accurately, and this one is no exception.
Overall it is a lot more impressive than shown, with a much crisper pattern and richer colours. Comments: Better than shown, this flawless 100% natural solid dark crystal opal is real beauty, with loads of brilliant colour and a very bright and sparkly pattern. I always like transparent opals such as this, they are so versatile as they can be set against a dark back to show off the bold colours, or set without a back for a more elegant style.
Perfect for a jewellery piece for someone special or a prized addition to a gemstone collection, this gem was mined in Lightning Ridge and professionally cut and polished by me. Recommended, and a lot better than shown in the photos. Within Australia: FREE registered post, with express post also available. Please check out some of my other opals.Opal valuations: Unlike most gemstones, valuing opals can be very subjective and is often influenced by the personal taste of the valuer. I use an online appraisal system (Gemval) to provide an estimate of the relative value of all my opals, and also provide my personal estimate of retail value based my 35+ years experience in the opal business. Photographing opals: Photography is an enjoyable part of my opal hobby, and to make my photos as accurate as possible all my photos and videos are taken using a professional lighting system that replicates natural sunlight, and a digital SLR camera in standard mode.
All photos and video are exactly how they came from the camera, with no enhanced settings or retouching in any way. Because every opal photographs differently, I also include in the description additional comments about the accuracy of the photos.
Despite the care I take in accurately photographing and describing my opals, differences in computer monitors and lighting can sometimes occur. Opal classification: As recommended by the Australian Opal and Gem Industry Association. 1 Faint, 2 Dull, 3 Bright, 4 Very Bright, 5 Brilliant - Gem Quality. About me: My name is Ken and I love opals. I have been cutting opals since 1971, including running my own opal wholesale business cutting and exporting thousands of opals to customers all over the world.
These days I've retired from the trade, but I still love the thrill of cutting and polishing opal, as unlike other gemstones you never really know how an opal will turn out until it is completely finished and polished. Having friends and long time contacts on all of the opal fields also means I source quality opal rough easier and cheaper than others. I also still have a large quantity of rough opal that I have obtained over the years that I'm still working my through! I also enjoy hearing from all those other opal lovers out there, so feel free to contact me with any questions. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!
The item "FLAWLESS MAUVE BLUE GREEN 2.66ct 10x9mm SOLID DARK CRYSTAL OPAL LIGHTNING RIDGE" is in sale since Saturday, December 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Opal\Black Opals".The seller is "kasle46" and is located in Bald Hills, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.