Opal Unset 2011


Dramatic Huge Crystal Opal from Coober Pedy Opal fields

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opal unset

Weight: 17.66 carats.  Size:  28×19  Shape: Oval

This huge brilliant orange pink green solid opal from the Coober Pedy field is a delight to observe. It would make a dynamic huge pendant or for those who like really big flashy rings, this would be a select stone. ask us about jewelry designs and settings.

Opal Field:Coober Pedy

Crystal opal is mainly from Coober Pedy but of course it is also found in most of the other opal fields including Lightning Ridge, Andamooka and the Queensland opal fields. Actually all Australian opal is similar in structure. The various types are categorized by what they are associated with.

If the crystal opal has black potch in the background, it’s black opal. If it has dark brown to black ironstone in the background it is black boulder opal. If it has darkness within itself it becomes black crystal.

Please note that crystal opal is not easy to photograph. If it has a light background it loses a lot of it’s color. If it’s shown on a black background it can give the illusion that it’s darker than it really is which is the case in some of these shots . So please feel free to discuss the stone with us before purchase to make sure you understand the color status.

Apologies if there are some details missing in this report. Actually with so much buying and selling taking place at www.opalmine.com, it’s difficult to keep up with the demand and some information needs to be completed.


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