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SOLID BLACK OPAL
CARVED BY RENOWED Opal Carver Christine Roussel -SIGNED
Teal Green , Blue,
the colours can be seen from all angles
COLOURS IN ALL COMPARTMENT
97.60 CTS APPROX
54.6 X 39.2 X 8.3 MM APPROX
Opal Body Tone Scale as per recommendation by the Australian Opal and Gem Industry Association Ltd.
PAYMENT WIRE TRANSFER ONLY-ITEM CAN BE INSURED FED EX UPS OR HAND DELIVERED,,
PLS CHK FOR AVAILABILITY BEFORE BIDDING AS THIS ITEM IS ON TOUR WITH TRADE SHOWS
1 Faint, 2 Dull, 3 Bright, 4 Very Bright, 5 Brilliant - Gem Quality
Without a doubt, Christine was instrumental in putting opal carving on the map. Her two decades of experience combined with her passion for opals have seen her work with master jewellers and opal wholesalers to bring to life spectacular pieces. ”Christine had an intimate understanding of opals. She approached each piece with careful consideration to create striking carvings. But above all Christine was an incredibly kind and selfless person who gave her time and expertise to anyone that wanted to learn about opal carving,” Michelle said.
Since 2005, Christine tutored students in opal carving from Lightning Ridge Central School. She understood that the industry would only continue to thrive if her skills and knowledge were passed on to the next generation. She also actively contributed to the community and the industry in so many other ways. She was on the Opal Advisory Board for over twenty years, the IOJDAA committee for eight years and the Lightning Ridge Swimming Pool Committee for twenty three years.
Christine’s skill as an opal carver has had her receive international recognition in the IOJDAA Awards with consecutive first place awards for both figurative and abstract professional carvings. She consistently raised the bar at each IOJDAA competition with her visionary pieces and beautiful craftsmanship, yet she always remained extremely humble with her accomplishments.
Paid 750. for this stone. Might be worth 200. Bright lights highlight the positives about stone. Natural light, very dark. I will buy at Tuscon next time.13.8 CTS QUALITY BOULDER OPAL POLISHED STONE INV-430 GC
|Starts||20th Jan 2017 10:53am PST|
|Ends||21st Jan 2017 10:50am PST|
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