Boulder Opal Rough Specimen Blue Green Natural Quilpie QLD Lapidary 682.45 Carats. (Please Read Through For Information). Here we have a l ovely piece of natural solid boulder opal rough.
Beautiful patterns with green, blue and purple crystal opal. Stone requires cutting and polishing to finish, or can be kept as a specimen piece.Great to add to a collection. This opal is in the rough, raw state and is not finished polished stone. Has some fractures in the crystal. Please keep in mind that the pictures have been enlarged to show detail, they are not to scale which in result some of the colour and stone appearance can be potentially slightly different on hand. Please be aware of what you are purchasing, the rough is limited and can only produce what the rough is capable of producing and nothing beyond what is there. This material is often mined forcefully and the rough can be very unpredictable, it is more suited to the experienced cutter. Please see dimensions below for size.
The pictures were taken while the stone was wet in order to show potential. Pictures were taken under desk lamp light. Please Read "Other Info" Below For More Information. Origin: Quilpie Boulder Opal Fields, Queensland. Weight Total Approx: 682.45 carats or 136.49 grams.
Size Approx: 78 x 39.7 x 25.5 mm at longest points. Please note: This opal is natural and it is common for natural stones to contain inclusions and/or fractures which can be seen in the pictures. All possible care is taken to capture the true and natural image of the opal and pictures are not enhanced in any way, besides enlarging and cropping.Please be aware that there may be some loss, change or distortion of colour due to the difference of computer monitors or smart device screens. This unfortunately cannot be avoided. We post orders as promptly as we can. Heavier parcels will have a higher cost. Please keep in mind for safe and secure travel, items need to be packaged and wrapped and this adds to the total weight. All parcels are sent with tracking numbers. In the instance your order exceeds the 15 kg limit, we will need to send your order over multiple packages. Please keep this in mind. Please be aware of what you are purchasing. Any gemstone rough can only produce what the rough allows and not what you think it should cut or produce.
The stone can only be cut to what the stone is and if unsure please do not cut and seek advise and only cut when certain and confident but still please be aware of risk in cutting. As all cutters are aware, not all stones will cut and react the way you wish, flexibility and adaptation can sometimes be required when cutting and what you want cannot be forced onto a stone if not possible.
Once a stone is cut it cannot be uncut, neither can colour be put back on when rubbed off or gone. So please be sure when cutting, as the saying goes measure twice cut once. Also if a cutter wishes to explore and rub off colour that is there thinking there is more colour inside of it/underneath the initial face seeking the possibility of better colour and it doesn't work out, we do not take responsibility, it is in the cutters responsibilities and risk taken. The rough can only produce what the rough can produce, nothing more, nothing less.
Sometimes you have to cut to how the stone wants to be cut and not what you want if the stone is not capable of it - for example if the rough is best for carving, dremmel cut or specimen, a standard cabochon cannot be achieved to maximise result/best result possible. Please find and like us on Facebook.