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Vintage Raw Boulder Opal Gemstone 2.5 inches x 1.30 HUGE 45.7gr

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<3183 of 252Wonderful full body antique Victorian carved Pompeii Lava Mount Vesuvius CameoArt deco genuine butterscotch & honey amber necklace, rare silver clasp.
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Posted 1 year ago

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Moonstonel…
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This was a find for me a long time ago...I fell in love with the Opal and could not believe the size of it! The stone is polished but in a raw state and is HUGE as you can see it has blues, greens and purples. The weigh of it is 45.7 grams of solid Opal. and the size is 2.50 inches x 1.30 I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Oh My !!!!!! you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful posts ! Love love it !xo
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    BELLIN68, Thank you....XOXOXOXO
  3. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Stunning electric colour!...:-)
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Manikin, I have this on my desk and look at it all the time! I love Opals and appreciate all!!! As you can see! Thank you for loving as much as I do!!!!
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    inky, thank you XOXOXOXO my friend!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    A little piece of Australia in Carpe Diem!
    Winton or Quilpie?

    http://www.opalsdownunder.com.au/learn-about-opals/intermediate/australian-opal-mining-fields
  7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    vetraio50, I have no idea...where do you think this is from? I am a mere collector of colours..:))))
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    It will have to be either of those two.
    The sites are out in the middle nowhere!
    Check out "boulder opal in the rough" on google and you'll get more info..
    I have no real knowledge that will help you.
    Mind you there others who might know here on CW.


  9. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 1 year ago
    My mother told me that it was bad luck to buy opals for myself. So a few years ago when I went to AU I went to the opal mines and got a big fire opal ring for my mother. She passed away a few years later and now it is mine - but I did not buy it for me!! I love opals but have always been afraid to buy them for me - my Mom was very big on signs and superstitions.....what do you think? BTW I love your opal rock!
  10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    antiquarius123, I understand that was a superstition....but the only reason that was said was to ward off buyers of other gemstones other than Diamonds. The Diamonds sellers put that out there so there sales would not be hit. I Google that tale and that is what I came up with. Opals are good luck and the wearer is blessed with happiness with having a treasure of colours to look at on ones self!!!!
    BTW the superstition is not true what so ever! It was passed around by the Diamond Sellers of Old!!!!! :0
  11. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 1 year ago
    Great news! Thanks for the info Moonstonelover!
  12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    antiquarius123, I have to say....since I loved the Opal so much!!! I had to do research an make sure I was not bringing bad energy back to the house! So did a lot of it and came up with old wives tales that were from over a 100 years ago! Then found the cause of the tale!!! Must have been DeBeers who said that LMAO!!!!
  13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    officialfuel, thank you for the loving :)))
  14. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 1 year ago
    Moonstone you are so right about opals not being bad luck i have read the same and also i have heard indeed debeers did participate with that ridiculous rumor because they.wanted diamond sales not to fall. Your opal is amazing
  15. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    Where do you find something like this? Like....in a jewelry store.?
  16. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
    How interesting. You never stop to amaze me!
    Great "rock" :)
  17. toolate2 toolate2, 1 year ago
    Wow! The quality of your postings is eclipsed only by the person posting them... That's kind of confusing but it's meant to be a compliment...lol...
  18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Toolate2, thank you :))) I love what I collect and I am blessed to fall into some cool pieces! I love Moonstones and Opals...if you could not tell :0 Thank you for complimenting my person!!! I love to make others happy and all CW are special to me XOXOXO
  19. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    I love this! I've purchased a few similar at the Quartzsite, AZ event about 4 yrs ago and was told they are Australian. Mine are smaller, lightly polished and top hole drill. Not near as blue as your gorgoues specimen! How lovely! I would put it on my desk too. I made mine into pendants w/woven bead bales for my sister and me...we're both October babies.
  20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    valentino97, WOW thank you for loving this piece!!! I am only learning as I go! My youngest daughter is Oct. 12th and I have been collection for her.....she will love the Opals when she gets older. XOXOXOXO
  21. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    JayHow, thank you love it too..and opals are a great stone to collect! Did you get my email?
  22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    BHock45, all my pieces are from friends and contacts...not the jewelry store. I always show up in different pieces and love to surprise them with stuff. They are neat people and they have there contacts like I do mine .....I just sell for them.
  23. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    WOW so beautiful!! It glows! You sure it isn't U235!! I am joking but wow it is really something!! Love it!!
  24. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    toracat, thank you ..I love it too:))
  25. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    You have done it again so very lucky. With a blue light on it you will be suprised
  26. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    kerry10456, thank you for the loving !!!
  27. Parkerhouse Parkerhouse, 10 months ago
    Very nice. Looks like a Boulder Opal from Australia. Where is it from?

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