Black Opal 19.77x9.35mm Oval Cabochon 3.79ct
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This oblong cut black opal with a flat top is the stone for any opal lover, whether a beginning opal collector or seasoned dealer! The black base color is the perfect backdrop for the scene: a "Palmetto bush-like" pattern in vibrant green that shows itself in several areas across the top of the stone and beneath an incredible display of royal blue with flashes of gold present when rolled. A most wonderful addition to your fine gemstone collection, this stunning opal comes with a Craig Lynch appraisal that has an estimated retail replacement value of $6,140.
Ancient Roman scholar and author Pliny the Elder once wrote "There is in them a softer fire than the Ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the Amethyst, and the sea green of the Emerald - all shining together in incredible union..." What a magnificent tribute to Opal, often called the Queen of Gems. Prized for its unique and fiery play of color phenomenon, no opal is more treasured than black opal, especially those found in the Lightning Ridge mining fields of southeastern Australia. After precious black opals were discovered there in the early 20th century, Lightning Ridge quickly became the world's major source of the finest black opal. The most coveted of all opal varieties, black opal is called the "king of opals". Its dark background color sets the spectral colors ablaze, much like a storm cloud behind a rainbow. Today, the Lightning Ridge fields yield little of these precious opals, which has only led to its increased desirability among collectors across the globe.
Craig A. Lynch, G.G., is an Accredited Senior Gemologist and Certified Insurance Appraiser. Mr. Lynch has more than 35 years experience in the jewelry and gemstone industries and is the owner of Ouellet and Lynch, an independent appraisal firm in Phoenix, AZ. His company appraises fine jewelry for retail stores in the western U.S. and regularly appraises and consults for law firms, banks and private individuals. Mr. Lynch has served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors of the International Accredited Gemologists Association. He is a past president of the Arizona Jewelers Association as well as a member of the Jewelers of America and the Jewelers Security Alliance. A published author, Mr. Lynch has appeared on numerous television shows as a jewelry expert and prides himself in keeping abreast of the latest developments in the gemological field.
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- Black Opal
- Gemstone Species
- Carat Weight
- 3.79 ctw
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- Gemstone Dimensions
- 19.77mm L x 9.35mm W
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- Gemstone Composition
- No Treatment
- Material Composition
- Origin Country
Black opal is the rarest and most valuable variety of opal. Black opal displays “play of color” and has a black, gray, dark green, dark blue, or blackish brown body color. Most black opal comes from Lightning Ridge and Mintabie, Australia, but it can also be found in Java, Virgin Valley, Nevada, and Wello, Ethiopia.
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