740 ct OPAL BUTTE CRYSTAL OPAL w/ CONTRA LUZ COLOR PLAYS

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Opal Butte crystal opal

This gem has all faceted faces and contains some really neat matrix inclusions. The mix of of facets, color plays, and minerals creates an almost mystical or "underwater" like scene within.
 
This has been a finished, faceted gem for over a decade now, and none of the cracks that you can see have developed in that time.
Mining at opal butte is slowing down and as of the last year opal of this quality were literally unseen. The forecast for finding any more precious opal there is not looking good. I have acquired several of these pieces and have decided to let this one go. 
  
  Base- Crystal
  
 Measures60x45x41 mm
 
  Weight: 740 ct
 
 Color Play Plays of blue, red, orange, yellow, and green.
 

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 Inna Gem does the best to offer the finest available

The Ethiopian Welo Opals offered here are the finest that I can get my hands on. We pay the extra dollar to be able to offer the finest and work with multiple miners and dealers in Ethiopia to insure that the finest opals are offered at the fairest price. We are fortunate enough have each opal hand picked direct from the source, each one chosen for top plays of colors, incredible and unique patterns of the most desirable sizes. We specialize in the rare and unusual, the most impressive and beautiful so don't forget to look at the other items! 

 

Photographs are taken in either indoor or outdoor lighting. I strive to get the most accurate photograph possible and each opal demands a great amount of attention to photograph it well. I do not enhance any of my photos with photoshop or any other program/method. All pictures are taken completely dry so that you can see what this gem will really look like. This material has hydrophane properties and can be greatly enhanced when soaked in water, but I don't believe that accurately portrays the opal being offered.

 

 ETHIOPIAN WELO  OPAL 

Is a relatively new find and rapidly gaining popularity. It has some of the most amazing patterns of any opal, and plays of color that reflect shades of light seen nowhere else in the natural world. Anybody who loves opals I would urge to give this gem a chance. It is easy to become mesmerized by its unique beauty. Because of the hydrophane property of this opal it can become crystal clear when submerged in water and as it dries it will turn completely opaque, and then slowly return to a crystal/ semi-crystal state as it completely dries out which can take anywhere from a few days to several months. Over that time you can watch the opal slowly reveal new patterns and plays of color every day, sometimes gaining colors, and sometimes colors fade away. 

 If you have ANY questions I am more than happy to awnser them.

I enjoy working with my customers and getting these gems and minerals out into the world for jewelers and collectors alike. I want to make sure every transaction works out so you are happy with your new gem.

 RETURN POLICY

  I will accept and fully refund returns for any reason you may be unsatisfied with your purchase as long as it is returned whole and undamaged. Items must be returned within 7 days after you receive the item, buyer pays for return shipping.

 

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Unless you contact me for a special arrangement payment is expected within 7 days of the winning bid, after 7 days the item is subject to be re-listed.

 ***If you are for any reason unsatisfied with your purchase please alert me right away, Inna Gem has every intention of listing the item with the most accurate description and photos as well as the best customer service we can provide. If for any reason you think that did not hold true please contact us immediately so any problems can be resolved

 

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Bid Increment $1.00
Starting Bid $5,400.00
Auction ID 258688
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Starts 24th Mar 2011 12:00pm PDT
Ends 24th Mar 2011 12:02pm PDT

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