$5.00 USD


Dimensions (mm)
280.000 x 200.000 x 2.000mm
Weight (cts)

TWO BODY TONE BUYING GUIDE POSTER BY THE AUSTRALIAN OPAL ASSOCIATIONThe owner of Seda Opals, Paul Sedawie, is the current President of the Australian Opal Association. The association has produced this guide to inform and educate buyers about the darkness of opals which range from a N to N9scale.This base body tone chart is a valuable buying tool for purchasing opals on the internet. It allows you to gauge the colour darkness of a stone more accurately as some stones can be over enhanced in photos. Most internet sellers provide an accurate body tone rating (N1 to N9) of their stock. With this tool you have a better grading system of stones being offered and can easily compare stones between sellers. PLEASE NOTE: The Base Body tone refers to the darkness or lightness of a stone. The only determing factor is the front of the stone. You should ignore the back of the stone and its brightness. ROUGH OPAL: The body tone chart can also be used for rough that has been faced or pre rubbed. This will provide an idea of the darkness of the rough but PLEASE BE AWARE: when you rub it down further the grading can change. For example, a piece of black rough can get darker as you polish the top down. THIS IS NOT A BRIGHTNESS CHART. It is possible to have two stones with similar brightness but different body tone ratings. Only those stones achieving a base colour of N1 to N4 are considered Black opal, attracting the additional value associated with this class of opal. This poster is printed on high gloss paper measuring 280 X 200 MM and is ideal for framing.Len Cram the noted opal literature author created the art work for this poster.The poster includes some interesting opal patterns.

Keep one and you can give the other one as a gift.


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Seda Opals: 35 Years of Opal Expertise, Direct to You! UP TO 8 WINS IN NR AUCTION IN 3 DAYS Welcome to Seda Opals, a trusted family-owned business with a rich history in opal mining, cutting, and sales. Founded by Paul Sedawie, who also serves as the current president of the Opal Association Inc., our company is fueled by over three decades of experience. While we recently closed our retail shop/museum at the Gold Coast Opal, we've shifted our focus exclusively to online operations. Through this platform, we bring the opal fields and incredible deals straight to you. Our primary emphasis lies in wholesaling, allowing us to provide you with exceptional value. Paul Sedawie embarked on his opal mining journey in 1986 at the Four Mile field in Lightning Ridge, alongside his first partner, Bob Young. It took them six months to uncover a remarkable stone, instilling in Paul a deep respect for the precious gem and the challenges it presents. Today, Paul's eldest son, Peter Sedawie, has taken the reins, while Ross manages our site. This grants Paul the freedom to travel to various opal fields and revel in the breathtaking beauty of this magnificent stone. The youngest member of our family business, Ross Sedawie, has been immersed in the world of opals since his earliest days. His extensive knowledge and understanding of opals ensure you're in capable hands. At Seda Opals, we stand firmly behind our products, offering a 100% money-back guarantee on all purchases. We sincerely hope you enjoy our offerings and wish you the best of luck with your bidding.
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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Valid Until
14th Mar 2024


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Listing Type : Standard
Product ID : 1434045
Starts : 25th February 2024 02:43 pm PST
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