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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This is a very nice example of a crystal Opal. This has the most amazing colours of reds, blues and greens. The size of the Opal is 22mm X 16mm X 3-4mm in width. The diamonds are round brilliants. The total length is about 1 1/2 in length. This was a total surprise today at the local flea. I would love to know what kind of an Opal this is.
    Thanks for looking

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Wow, what a stunning opal, Moonstone!!! :)
    2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Katherine, I am still surprised to have found it. I feel very blessed. Many thanks
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Wow ! look at the fire in the second picture. Spectacular Lee :)
    4. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
      Wow does that have fire!! Beautiful...
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
    6. martika martika, 7 years ago
      Beautiful! You are one very lucky lady!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Looks like a Lightning Ridge opal to me with that fire! Kiwi Paul will know for sure. Amazing find Lee.
    8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Mike, I am amazed at the colors. Many thanks!!!
    9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Toolate2, thanks for the comment :).
    10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Val, love U xoxo
    11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Elizabethan, many thanks!!!
    12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Martika, many thanks !!! I feel blessed also :)
    13. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Superb, absolutely gorgeous color!!!
    14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Karen, thanks for the info. Checking it out now. I hope Paul can help me out.
    15. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Kyra, thank you, thank you!!!
    16. mandini31, 7 years ago
      I would say that is a lightening ridge opal as well! You have a beauty there...especially for a flea find. I'm jealous!
    17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Mandini31, I did not get this piece cheap. Lol. There are jewelry dealers there and you do pay. And yes I am lucky. Thank you for your comment. I will do further research. Many thanks.
    18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Ernie, many thanks !!!
    19. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Bob, many thanks!!!
    20. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    21. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Nicefice, many thanks!!!
    22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Trey, many thanks for your comment :)
    23. davekelejian, 7 years ago
      Guess that's enough of a comment!
    24. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Hi Moonstonelover, only just noticed this, must be quite a flea market to have pieces like this! Great play of colour right across a large size stone with lots of reds, and with the bonus of already being made up into a diamond pendant.

      I would say this is dark opal, also known as semi-black opal, probably from Lightning Ridge. Looks to be about N7 body tone, you can see the body tone chart here:

      Doesn't look to be crystal opal to me but hard to tell from the pics. If it's crystal opal it will be translucent or semi-transparent, so if you hold it in front of a bright light you'll be able to clearly see the light on the other side shining through it.

      The weight will be around 8 or 9 carats, it's a lovely piece.
    25. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Hi Olebodie, Virgin Valley is the only place in USA where black opal is found, and I believe it is very, very rare.

      However true black opal is regularly found in Lightning Ridge Australia with a jet black body tone (N1). I'll get some pieces out of the vault and post them in the next few days.
    26. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Found some pics of black opal rings and posted first one here:
    27. lisali1919 lisali1919, 6 years ago
      What a beautiful piece!
      This could be also a slightly darker type of white opal. The opal has no completely transparent/translucent base (as a crystal opal would have), it doesn't have a potch back (as black and semi black opals usually have), it shows a rather milky base, just like white opals.
      Also among white opal there are such with gem quality. And yours just sparks exactly like that. Look for example here:
      And no Harlequin pattern here :-(. But it looks like a stunning confetti pattern as far as one can judge from the pics.
    28. JFranca JFranca, 5 years ago
      Beautiful piece
    29. Jade42 Jade42, 1 year ago
      Very Pretty!...I recently purchased a ring that I think is Opal with dark blue,greens..and then when light is behind it...the color disappears...and then its clear dark pink/reddish color
    30. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      this is just the most beautiful Lightning Ridge opal!! top quality! my uncle who is a developer in Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia has a small table made up of repeated cross-sections of an opal vein from Lightning Ridge. it's pretty spectacular.

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