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    Posted 2 years ago

    BogWalker
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    Hi everyone, I picked up this ring at an estate sale... Not real familiar with opals, was wondering if someone could tell me what kind this is? The ring appears to be quite old and is stamped 14K... Any information would be appreciated, thanks in advance, Dan.

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Wow the colors are wonderful !
    2. plein-air-painter plein-air-painter, 2 years ago
      Awesome! I believe that is an Australian black opal. Impressive and fabulous. I'm sure a rel expert will identify it.
    3. BogWalker BogWalker, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the responses... plein-air-painter, I was thinking maybe black opal as well... But, it's just crazy how many different types of opals there are! I had no idea.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      That white base suggests to me that it is a doublet rather than a solid stone. But the fire in the opal is wonderful.
    5. BogWalker BogWalker, 2 years ago
      vetraio50, thanks for your response... I believe you're right about it being a doublet, smooth top and white back suggest that... It really does have the fire! I took these few pictures without a flash, it catches the light differently from every angle.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      wow! that is really a great opal! looks like Lightning Ridge to me.
    7. BogWalker BogWalker, 2 years ago
      ho2cultcha, thanks for your response... I googled Lightning Ridge opals, you may be right!
    8. BogWalker BogWalker, 2 years ago
      Just a follow up... Had the ring 'appraised', appraiser said very likely Lightning Ridge black/semi-black opal doublet. Said it was probably made sometime between 1950's to 70's... I'd like to thank everyone for their comments, and the 'loves'!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      What a find, wonderful colors!

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