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    Posted 4 years ago

    Sammyz
    (88 items)

    This is one of my favorite Ethiopian opals. It is 32 cts of fire in an untreated caramel base. I set it on a sterling silver heart barrette with heavy oxidation.

    I wear it often and it has lost two prongs in the gallery wire. Someday, when I find the ambition, I will reset it.

    Of course, opals are notoriously difficult to photograph, so imagine how much more fire you can see in hand!

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Wow gorgeous opal !!!!!!!!! It really has fire in it
    2. Sammyz Sammyz, 4 years ago
      Thanks Manikin! I'm very fortunate! This photo was taken in low/moderate light.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It is amazingly fiery! An d big!
      I love the handmade mount with all those little prongs.
    4. Sammyz Sammyz, 4 years ago
      Thanks racer4four! Ethiopian opals are under appreciated. They are also an underdog when it comes to the powerful Australian lobby. As such, you can get a large, beautiful stone for a fraction of the cost. I could never have afforded an Australian stone of comparable darkness and fire. Believe me, I only wonder at it's beauty, not it's country of origin, every time I look at it!

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