7.3ct WELO FLAGSTONE CRYSTAL 5/5 W/HEX RRC143

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Dimensions (mm) 16 x 12 x 7mm
Weight (carats) 7 carats
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DUE TO A SUPER FRIENDS REQUEST YOU ALL GET THE ADVANTAGE OF BIDDING ON THOSE RARE, YES RARE, FLAGSTONE HARLEQUIN AND I'VE NOW LISTED TWO(2) FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

THIS BEAUTY ISN'T A MERE SLIVER, BUT 7.3ct AND 15.6x12.4x7mm

(LOOK CLOSE AND YOU MIGHT FIND SOME HEX)

This is a natural untreated Gem from the welo opal fields in Ethiopia.The material from this area is very bright to BRILLIANT.

The pictures were taken dry UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Translusant/hydrophane

Weight  7.3cts app

Size  15.6x12.4x7mm app

New Play-of-Color Opal from Welo, Ethiopia.

A new source of high-quality play-of-color opal was discovered in early 2008 in Welo Province, Ethiopia, about 500 km north of Addis Ababa. This deposit is geographically distinct from the Mezezo deposit in Shewa Province, which was discovered in the early 1990s.

I started buying Welo (Gondar Privince) rough opal in mid 2008 and buying the best and the biggest I could get a hold of and afford. I started cutting it immediatly and honed my skills by applying knowledge gleened from over 50 years of cutting opal from all over the world.

I've let this rough set to establish a sucessful "DRY TIME" AND NOW IT HAS ALL AT LEAST 1 YEAR DRY OR MORE so you should have no worries about the stability of these highly polished Gems. I've found that the more the surface is unpolished the more susceptible to fluctuating humidity. It is a possibility with this Welo Opal to change clarity depending on your local humidity, in the case that it does you are more than welcome to return it under the conditions of our return policy.

This Welo Rough has it's own requirements to sucessfully cut and polish and a good part of selling it is getting pictures and video that closely resemble the finished piece in hand, so to solve that problem I've come up with a series of different light frequencies combined in what I call my "Halo Light".  It has solved a lot of those problems, but we have left the problem of this light leaving a large reflection on these highly polished Gem surfaces, so when you see several white light reflections, no I wasn't attacked by a flying sauscer while taking pictures, it's just my "Halo Light"!!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

All payment must be made within 3 days after close of auction, or we may re-list the item without further notice --We will ship as soon as practical after payment is cleared through PayPal.

WE WILL PAY FOR SHIPPING, BUT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INSURANCE - PLEASE WE WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSSES DURING SHIPPING.

We will insure items on your behalf by request and make claims for you in the event of a loss.

PLEASE NOTE!!! For insurance you will need to contact us prior to paying for your item, otherwise your item will NOT be insured, if a loss occurs WE will not accept any responsibility.  Please enquire about the total cost for more expensive shipments. 

Please allow 1 to 6 weeks delivery by USPS the mail system is slow and inconsistent, please be patient. 

RETURNS_ If you are not happy with your opal, please contact us first for advice, if you still want to return it thats OK, we will gladly exchange it for something else you choose.

I use several light sources including sunshine, when available, 60w low light and indirect, florescence full spectrum, penlight etc, so you'll see some difference in the individual picture base colors to best bring out the natural color in the opal.  I do NOT pump the colors even tho it's very difficult to photograph opal and show all the beautiful color and nuance.  Most of the polished opal is dry, but it's actually brighter and more beautiful in person than the pictures show.
 
PAYPAL ONLY  I take paypal only, please, if you can't live with this please don't bid.
 
Shipping we STRONGLY RECOMMEND INSURANCE.
Payment within  3 days of PayPal notification by U.S.P.S. insurance optional within U.S.  International insurance shipping on case by case basis.  For combined shipping inform me after winning first auction.
 
Full CREDIT OR EXCHANGE on approved returns.  I must be informed within 48 hours of delivery for approval and receive return within 7 days. Material must be in the same condition as when I shipped it.  You pay return shipping. INSURANCE IS MANDATORY ON ALL RETURNES.
 
I DO NOT send out 2nd chance offers.
 
If you have ANY questions ABOUT THIS GEM, CUTTING OR ANYTHING or want to see any specific pictures contact me through OPAL AUCTIONS.
 
I'm looking forward to your business.  Good Luck Bidding   
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No reserve
Bid Increment $1.00
Starting Bid $1.00
Auction ID 351546
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Starts 11th Feb 2013 6:15pm PST
Ends 18th Feb 2013 6:15pm PST

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  • Starbird
  • Ca, United States of America
  • Registered 21st Mar 2009
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