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BLUE!5 of 60Improved huge 31 carats crazed opal.17th century Limoges enamel on copper Virgin and Baby Jesus. Part 2 after kyratisation!
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    Posted 4 years ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    I love opals...

    This Australian one does have crazing, lovely colors though, and above all a substantial size!
    29.6 by 18.2mm, 9.2mm depth.

    Some epoxy glue remains on back.

    Backside shows brighter colors!

    Guess what is its state now................... Ô_Ô

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautifully colored opal Pascale, it is like looking at the moon's surface on a romantic night. Opal was my grandma's October birthstone & I always have fond memories of this multi color jewel. Fantastique!
    2. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      I love opals, too. Where did you find this beauty? I must have been part of a monumental piece of jewelry! Some time ago I found some opals well, but the opal in the necklace has a very fine hairline crack. I bought it anyway because it is still beautiful. I am now motivated to post it soon:)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Aww, lovely poetic words Jenni! Thank you!

      Freiheit, thanks! An Ebay buy, not really cheap but fine for me ;-))
      I'd love to see your necklace!

      Check how it looks now:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/245092-improved-huge-31-carats-crazed-opal
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Oh! This is luscious!
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      You're taste as always is flawless, gorgeous piece !~
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Wow Pascale!! Beautiful opal, crazed or not!!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Betweenhelens for your luscious comment and love ;-)
      Phil! Thanks for such a compliment! XO
      Judy, many thanks my friend for your wow!!! love back to you :-D

      Huge opalized thanks to all of you, 11 lovers!
    8. wpj wpj, 4 years ago
      I don't mind the crazing in opals. I know it is supposed to take away from
      the value, etc. but it always seems to me like crazed opals have been around
      for a long time and are still beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Wpj for your visit and appreciation :-D
      Opals are so fascinating, I don't mind the decreased value of crazed opals either, my kyratisation was only "cosmetic" on this one, and I'd love it as much if it hadn't work :-)

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