Very nice stone! Very good seller!
|Dimensions (mm)||22 x 17 x 7mm|
|Weight (carats)||12 carats|
I PAY THE SHIPPING!!!
ONE SIDE OF THIS ONE WAS "SISTERED" TO MY OTHER 8.ct CHAFF AUCTION THAT I SAID WAS THE BEST I'VE SEEN, AND THIS ONE IS THE 2nd BEST I'VE SEEN, AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE THE 8.3ct GEM IS THE BEST ON BOTH SIDES WHERE THIS 12.4ct HAS 2 GREAT SIDES, BUT SIDE #2 ON THIS ONE IS A GORGEOUS FLORAL PATTERN, BEAUTIFUL, BUT NOT AS RARE!!
SISTERING IS A TERM USED WHEN EITHER 2 PIECES ARE MATCHED AND FASTENED TOGETHER FOR A STRONG AND DURABLE BOND, OR IN THIS INSTANCE THESE WERE ONE STONE AND I PARTED THEM WHERE THE SIDE THEY SHARED WAS THE BEST AND LEAVING THE LARGER OVAL WITH THE CUT #1 SIDE AND THE ORIGINAL END UT WITH THE FLORAL PATTERN.
THE OTHER 1/2 TURNED INTO MY 8.3ct AND 22x17x6.5mm WITH THE PRISMFIRE/CHAFF GEM ON BOH SIDES.
THEY BOTH HAVE EYE-POPING COLOR AND PATERNS, GETTING BREATHTAKING CHANGES WITH EVERY SLIGHT SHIFT IN THEIR POSITION.
A MUST HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTER OR JEWELER LOOKING FOR A BETTER OPAL THAN SHOWN IN 99.9% OF ALL COMMERCIAL OPAL JEWELRY!!
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.
Weight 12.4cts app
Size 22x16x6.5mm 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"!!
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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.
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|Starts||4th Mar 2013 8:42pm PST|
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