Boulder Opal Mixed Shape Cabochon Set 29.73ctw
" Volcanic Fire " Set of 2 Australian Queensland Boulder opal 21.72ct 28.16x17.72x4.15mm and 8.01ct 14.44x19.26x4.34mm mm free form cabochons with brush stoke play of color. The gemstones were mined and cut in Australia. The stones come with an American Gemological Labratories Prestige Gemstone Report™ and has been appraised by Craig Lynch G.G. for $389,665.00
These Queensland Boulder Opals are natural opals Type 2 with a body tone N1 and can be described as exceptionally bright. They were mined at the Hopal lease, Vergemont station, Queensland, Australia in 1978. It is very rare to find top, gem quality boulder opal with the full complement of desirable attributes this set possesses. This distinctiveness is further multiplied by their substantial size and superb match. Certainly worthy of a distinctive name, we have chosen to call this set "Volcanic Fire" as we envision a blazing fire erupting from a volcanic mountain. Best viewed or mounted vertically, as it would be displayed in a pendant, the bottom portion of the larger elongated stone displays an ample amount of green color, which we have imagined to be the mountain. The larger, upper portion of the rectangle tapers very slightly and displays predominately red colors in a brush stroke, flame-like pattern, replicating the volcano's eruption. The super brilliance of the colors only intensifies the viewer's experience. The smaller free-form triangular shape gem matches so well in color and pattern that it is as if it was lifted from the crater of the very same mountain. These two boulders exemplify a beautiful brush stroke pattern. The strokes are evenly distributed throughout both pieces, flowing from one to the other. Not only does the pattern compliment each opal, but it augments their rarity as they are a near perfect match in pattern to one another, a rare occurrence in nature. Primarily red multi-colored, both gems display all the colors of the spectrum simultaneously - even without stone movement and from every conceivable angle. This ensemble displays rich intense red color as well as vibrant green and underlying Prussian blue with a perfect harmony of color play.
JTV's President's Collection offers prestigious Gemstones hand-selected by our very own President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewelry Television, Tim Matthews.
Tim is an accomplished scholar and life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A). His academic credentials include a Juris Doctor (JD) from Harvard Law School, Gemmology (FGA) and Diamond (DGA) diplomas from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and a Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
With a deep passion for gemstones and jewelry, he has personally curated each item in this exquisite collection. When you acquire an item from JTV's President's Collection, you can be assured that you have a special gem from our most exclusive collection. Each gem from this collection will come in special packaging with a certification card signed by our President and CEO. Share this premier collection with our very own gem enthusiast Tim Matthews and grow your collection through JTV's President's Collection from The Vault by Jewelry Television.
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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- Gemstone Set
- Presidents Collection
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- Appraisal Value
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- Gemological Lab Report
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- Boulder Opal
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- Carat Weight
- 29.73 ctw
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- Gemstone Color
- Gemstone Composition
- No Treatment
- Material Composition
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Known for its lively, flaming color displays, boulder opal is in high demand by collectors and jewelry designers. As opposed to cut opal gems, boulder opal features small opal veins running through its matrix. The precious opal's rainbow of colors make a dramatic contrast to the rich earthy reds and browns of the host rock, creating a one-of-a-kind display.
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