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Opal Jewelry64 of 109Liberty & Co Gold & Boulder Opal Pendant, designed by Archibald KnoxAustralian Opal ring in 18 carat gold.. .....13 gorgeous Australian Opals
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    Posted 7 years ago

    TinyT
    (24 items)

    I was wondering anyone maybe able to tell me if these opals are worth anything. The majority of them are solid stones and there are also a few doublets.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Hi!
      I can see crazing on most big ones, and the black oval upper right looks heated.
      No big value here, just an advice (CW isn't an appraisal site!).
      Anyway, very useful lot for repair or project!
    2. TinyT, 7 years ago
      Thanks Kyratango, excuse my ignorance but is crazing cracking?
      The large black ones are actually brown. I wasn't after a value, really advice to see if the were worth taking for appraisal.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Crazing is lines in opal body, due to dessication, they may crack!
      I don't know how much cost an appraisal where you are, but you can ask a jeweller (not only a jewelry retailer!) his advice :-))
      You can also check on Ebay completed auctions worldwide for opals job lot.
    4. TinyT, 7 years ago
      They are from around the 1950s and some look a lot nicer than the ones I have seen on ebay. It's also hard to tell looking at the photos.
      I will attempt to take them into a jewellers, the nearest one from me is about 200km away, so I'm not sure if it's worth the Journey.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ô-Ô 200 km from a jewellery! Sure, don't make the journey only for asking!
      Where are you from?
      I'm in France, all is nearest ;-)
    6. TinyT, 7 years ago
      What makes an Opal valuable ? I see them range in price from very little to thousands of dollars. And what makes you think mine are so worthless? My grandmother was a jeweller and collector.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Never said worthless!
      Very difficult to say only from pics! Best advice is to show them to an appraiser (opals are so difficult to photography)
    8. TinyT, 7 years ago
      Thanks I will try and find one.
    9. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Beautiful , love opals :-)
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      I love all these stones. If you look long enough you can see certain things like a profile of a ladies face with long hair, a rabbit and at the top of the photo what appears to be a bird. You'll think I'm going crazy, I'm letting my imagination run away with me lol. There may be some Moonstones, which are similar to Opals.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Sorry just saw the carvings, in the Title
    12. TinyT, 7 years ago
      Your not going crazy, there are faces and animals there ! They are all opals as far as I know. I have some moonstone too but they are not in the photo.
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      I love opals! These look beautiful to me. :)
    14. TinyT, 7 years ago
      They are very beautiful indeed.

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