IMPRESSIVE Solid semi black opal Lightning Ridge. Video will open in a new window.
Estimated average retail value (gemval_com). 20.8 x 15.8 x 2.6 millimetres.
Pretty mix of bright aqua, blue, and green colours throughout a contrasting grey and black crystalline body that is slightly translucent in places. Very bright and sparkly flashfire pattern throughout. A bold and feisty pattern. Large freeform-shaped cabochon, with excellent proportions and a low dome. Ideal for a top shelf pendant or large ring.Lightly polished natural black and grey back with some colour and a several small opal matrix inclusions that are not visible from the front. Some parts of the back are moderately translucent, giving this opal a slightly patchy appearance in some conditions. No cracks, any lines are natural marbling or intersections between the colours.
World famous Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. Absolutely none other than professional cutting and polishing. 100% natural earth mined solid opal. The colour, pattern and fire of this bright and beautiful opal are shown fairly accurately in the photos and video, however because it is moderately translucent in places it willlook different depending on the background and lighting. This very impressive 100% natural semi black opal is ablaze with gorgeous blue-green-aqua tones, and bright and sparkly pattern.
With its versatile freeform shape it will make an amazing. Jewellery piece or addition to an opal collection.
All my opals come individually boxed in attractive display cases, and are sent. Please check out my other opals. 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. 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. See my outstanding feedback with lots of repeat customers! Wholesalers and overseas buyers welcome!
Opal Body Tone Scale as per recommendation by the Australian Opal and Gem Industry Association Ltd. 1 Faint, 2 Dull, 3 Bright, 4 Very Bright, 5 Brilliant - Gem Quality. My name is Ken and I love opals.I have been cutting opals off and on for the past 35 years, including running my own successful opal business in the 1970s, cutting, wholesaling and exporting thousands of opals to customers all over Australia and Asia. During this time, I've made lots of friends and mining contacts on every opal field in Australia. 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. I only cut opals for the pleasure as a hobby, not for the profit. Having friends and long time contacts on all of the opal fields 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. My 35+ years experience means I can quickly cut and finish opals to the highest standard, using techniques I have developed and the latest cutting and polishing equipment. I enjoy hearing from people, answering any opal-related questions, and talking to all those other opal lovers out there!
Cutting and collecting opals is a great hobby that has given me many years of pleasure, and hopefully will give me many more! THANKS FOR LOOKING AND HAVE GORGEOUS DAY!
The item "IMPRESIVE 5.24ct 20x15mm AQUA-BLUE-GREEN SOLID SEMI BLACK OPAL LIGHTNING RIDGE" is in sale since Saturday, December 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Opal\Other Opals". The seller is "kasle46" and is located in Bald Hills, QLD.
This item can be shipped worldwide.