8.80ct. Lovely Rainbow Fire Inside This Opal.

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Description

 

This opal has wonderful rainbow fire inside of it. In lower lights the rainbow plates of color are lager and in brighter lights the plates of color become more focused. Its a very beautiful opal that is sure to please. It shows great color in all lighting conditions. It sparkles and glistens with nothing but candlelight.


Origin: Welo

Weight:  8.80 carats 

Size: 17.66mm x 16.16mm x 7.86mm  

Base Color: Semi-tanslucent light crystal 

Consistency of Base Color (face-up): One edge is a bit more opaque than the rest.

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

Fire Color: Red, green, gold, blue

Fire Pattern: Ranibow plates of colors

Directionality: Beautiful color from all angles 

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

Inclusions at 10x Magnification: Eyeclean; a few small pits on the back.   

Treatments: None - 100% natural untreated opal
Item location: OA15

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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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.

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