My first faceted opal. Outstanding pinfire!
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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.
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 is a very pretty opal with a very rare honeycomb formation. This is a white opal that is completely encased by clear opal so this formation is quite interesting in and of itself. If you look at this opal in hand you will see small patches of color flashing on and off as you move the opal about. You can NOT see the honeycomb with the unaided eye. However, under magnification you can see that all of those patches of color are actually the tightly packed cells of a honeycomb formation. The cells are quite angular and uniform in size and shape. I saw a couple of cells that were almost like hexagons but not quite.
Weight: 4.05 carats
Size: 13.50mm x 10.66mm x 5.32mm
Base Color: Opaque white mixed with orange crystal
Consistency of Base Color (face-up): Perfectly consistant
Brightness Of Fire: Very bright. Easily seen from arms length
Fire Color: Red, green, gold, blue
Fire Pattern: Confetti like flash fire
Directionality: Beautiful color from all angles
Cut: Standard shape cabochon 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
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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.
|Starts||2nd Nov 2012 5:13pm PDT|
|Standard Shipping||$6.00||21 Days|
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