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 Gem Type: Natural Treated Opal Matrix


Opal Size: 7 mm 

Cut/Shape: Round/Cabochon

Metal Type: Silver, 925 hallmark stamped
Total Weight: 3.08 grams

Earring Total Size: 28.0 x 9.4 x 4.7 mm


   Quality "Fairy" Opal Matrix Earring set in 925 bezel

Silver setting.


What is "Fairy"Opal Matrix?
Naturaly formed sandstone opal matrix is Precious Opal flecks dispersed throughout an earthy orange ferruginous sandstone.
Why is sandstone opal matrix treated?
By enhancing the background matrix will give a greater contrast thus the visability of the precious opal colors is greater and stabilizing the sandstone also strengthens the stone by up to x10. Once enhanced some stones have the appearance of top gem quality black opal particularly ones with interesting and unique patterns. They are also similar in appearance to Honduran (basalt) matrix and gem Andamooka (concrete) matrix, even nicer.

So, if you would like a piece of opal that looks like a million for a fraction of the cost try these - you will be pleasantly amazed!!!

Sandstone opal matrix is not that new as a discovery it has been around for as long as boulder opal. However, there are not many finished stones available because it is quite a tricky and tedious procedure to arrive at a quality finished product. We have now perfected this process and can offer a Quality finished product. 

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Auction ID 590927
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Starts 12th Oct 2016 2:03am PDT
Ends 14th Oct 2016 2:00am PDT

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