BLACK OPAL -MUSEUM COLLECTOR -HARLEQUIN- CERTIFIED 97.60 CTS

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SOLID BLACK OPAL

LIGHTNING RIDGE

CARVED BY RENOWED Opal Carver Christine Roussel -SIGNED

HARLEQUIN FISH

  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  

N1-5/5

 Opal Body Tone Scale as per recommendation by the Australian Opal and Gem Industry Association Ltd.
opal color guide

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Brilliance Scale:

 

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.

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