1.64ct. Faceted. WOW!!!

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 10.77 x 8.53 x 4.28mm
Weight (carats) 1.64 carats

Welcome to Great Opals!     I will be listing some great opals for your consideration. My     philosophy is simple: great opals sell themselves. I am here to show you     their beauty; guarantee that they are solid, not treated, or     manipulated in any way; and to provide a secure environment where you     may explore the beautiful and exciting world of opal – the QUEEN of     gems.

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I     love opals and I want you to love every opal you purchase from     me.  My goal is to make you happy. My 7-day money back guarantee gives     you time to make sure you are happy with your purchase. If you   need   to make a return I will happily provide you with a   full   refund provided the item has not been altered in any way. Please do not   return an item without contacting me first. If needed, I will arrange   the return   for you through my shipping account to ensure there are no   problems.


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This opal has been fully inspected and is guaranteed to be crack free.   

I personally polished the table of this opal so it’s polish is much better than you will see on most of the other faceted opals.

This opal is amazing. It is hard to believe that there are so many patterns in this one opal. Making it even better, is the exquisite very dark honey colored crystal base. 

From certain angles I can see chinese writing. From other angles there is revers honeycomb. You can see lines and all sorts of interesting things inside this opal. It shows great color in all lighting conditions. It sparkles and glistens with nothing but candlelight.

Origin: Welo

Weight:  1.64 carats 

Size: 10.77mm x 8.53mm x 4.28mm  

Base Color: Very dark honey crystal 

Consistency of Base Color (face-up): Perfectly consistent

Brightness Of Fire: Very bright. Easily seen from arms length

Fire Color: Red, green, gold, blue

Fire Pattern: Chinese writing; reverse honeycomb, broad flash, 3D mix

Directionality: Somewhat directional 

Cut: Faceted with high grade cut and polish. Ready to be set into jewelry or to keep as an investment

Inclusions at 10x Magnification: None  

Treatments: None - 100% natural untreated opal Item location: OA9

About Inclusions: Many gems, including opals, have slight imperfections. When cutting a gem,  the choice is between grinding way precious beautiful material and leaving behind a small imperfection. Regarding opals, generally, if the imperfection is very small and you can’t see it without magnification (eye clean) then the imperfection has little to no effect on the value of the opal. The degree to which an imperfection depreciates the value of an opal is directly related to how distracting it is. I like to think of it as “The Distraction Test.” Simply ask yourself, does this imperfection distract from the beauty of the opal? If so, then you need to depreciate the value of the opal accordingly. The Distraction test mostly applies to the top of the opal. Imperfections on the back of the opal generally do not depreciate the value of the opal unless the imperfection can be seen when looking at the top of the opal or if the imperfection is so large as to affect the stability of the opal.

Cracks are the exception. Any opal that is cracked is specimen grade only and is worth perhaps 10% of its non-cracked value.

Additional Note: All of my opals are graded at 10x magnification and inspected at much greater magnification. Also, I put all of my opals through a series of stability tests to help ensure that only the best most stable opals make it to market. These two processes combined take a lot of extra time but in the end only the best most stable opals make it to market.  



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Domestic Shipping: Shipping is via USPS with a typical delivery time of one week or less. 

International Shipping: Shipping is via USPS with a typical delivery time of 2 - 6 weeks.

NOTICE: I reserve the right to void and re-list any item that can’t be insured.  Certain countries and zip codes are non-insureable. If I can’t insure   it then I can’t ship it.


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About My Pictures and Videos

I want you to have a very good idea of   what you are buying before   you buy it. I don’t do any editing to my images other than cropping   to   size. The images that you see are accurate to the best of my   ability but there is more color and   life in the opals than I capture   in my images. So, the opals will be   better in hand.

If   you are new to opals then you should know that it is impossible to   capture the exact nature of an opal in images. Many opals look different   under different lighting conditions. Make sure to look at your opal   with the sun at your back and coming over your shoulder. Not all opals   look best in full sunlight. Some opals look better with less light and   some opals look drastically different on cloudy days or in the morning   light . I hope you have fun exploring the wonderful world of opal.

A note about my opals: My   opals are acquired from the best most direct sources possible. I   personally sift and sort through thousands of carats of opals to bring   you truly unique hand-selected opals that “stand-out” from the rest.  All opals are unique – that is why we love them so much.  Uniqueness is matter of degree. The opals you see here are unique to a very high degree.

$650.00 USD

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Auction ID 381359
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Starts 5th Jun 2013 12:53am PDT

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