Exceptional Blue green solid semi black opal Lightning Ridge. 22.5 x 13.0 x 7.1 millimetres. Superb mix of bright blue, aqua, green and mauve tones right across the front.
Dark grey body tone that many would grade as a black opal. Sparkling mix of vivid broadflash and rolling flash patterns right across the face. Very bright and lively pattern. Large and very impressive pear-shaped cabochon with a medium dome and deep body.
Perfect for a high-end pendant setting. Brightly patterned precious opal right across the front. Polished natural dark grey opal back with a tiny light opal matrix inclusion that is not visible from the front. 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. The colour, pattern and brilliance of this gorgeous opal are shown fairly accurately in the photos and video.Comments: This large and very impressive 100% natural solid semi black opal from Lightning Ridge displays a superb mix of predominately green, aqua and blue tones, with occasional splashes of mauve. Although I've graded this as a semi-black opal, many would class it as a more valuable black opal. The pattern is exceptionally beautiful, very bright and lively and is guaranteed to look amazing when set. Highly recommended - an exceptionally beautiful opal with loads of fire and brilliance and a real bargain for the opal connoisseur. Within Australia: FREE registered post, with express post also available.
Here are 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 "SUPERB 11.68ct BLUE GREEN 22x13mm SOLID SEMI BLACK OPAL LIGHTNING RIDGE" is in sale since Saturday, November 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones". The seller is "kasle46" and is located in Bald Hills, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.