Skip to main content
#
#1 for fine Gems & Jewelry in Europe
Gem-Shop
Cart
CONTACT
My Account
our twitterour facebook page pintrest
Ed Bristol
  

Untreated Lightning Ridge Opal 1.00

untreated all colors in neon welo opal pear shape with broad flames and pinpoint
more images
Price:
$2,500.00
back add to cart buy now

1.00 Carat
Intense Blue
Pattern: Flame
Translucent - Free of Inclusions

Details:

GRADING REPORT OLRD100

- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Semi-Black Opal
- Carat: 1.00
- Shape: Free-Form Oval One-sided Cabochon
- Measures: 9.67x6.07x2.53 (millimeter)
- Body Color: Black Chocolate 
- Play of Color: Very Good
- Pattern: Flame
- Clarity: Translucent - Free of Inclusions
- Cutting Grade: Very Good
  - Finish: Very Good
  - Depth: 42%
- Origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia

Treatment: None

Certificate No: IGI 345841083

Overall Grade: Very Good+ ('+' for the blue)

Comment: While its play-of-color also shows green, purple, light-blue and red, the intense blue of this opal will stun even the hardest-boiled blue sapphire veteran. Seriously, such blue cannot be found in other gemstones. None of our photos comes close to the real-life experience. In all fairness, opals do not need to show luster or worry about shape, but this blue, though dark toned and not always visible throughout the full gem, beats anything seen in kyanite, sapphire, indicolite or you-name-it. Famous pedigree from Australia. Only one carat but almost 10x6mm to show face-up. Opal can be flat without a window and then extra-large with its low relative gravity (see side-image). That said, this one carat can fill a good-sized lady-ring or be made into a pendant. Though the blue is a cliffhanger (one can't stop watching) it is not an overly flashy gem but a dark character. It catches the eye with a magic spark, and then demands a second, third, fourth, fifth look... until you politely ask for your personal space to be restored, or, depending on who is looking, must remove the gem and hand it over for further inspection. Compliments are guaranteed. 

 

 

Note to self or cart:
add to cart buy now add to wishlist

Only at WildFish:

Over 2000 Extensive
Grading Reports


Every Gemstone
tested by 3rd-Lab


WildFish Quality-Standard:
NO Treatments.
NO Windows.
NO Inclusions.
Title 
From Our Workshop: (mouse-over->halt) 
Title 
Natural Gemstone Jewelry

The Finest From London:
The David Jerome Collection 

(YouTube-vid in pop-up)
 

Title 
Title 


FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING!

Wherever you are:
Hassle-free.

Join the Club 

Wild Fish Members
save up to 25%
Join here!

Title 

US and CAN Call Toll-Free:

1-800-540-340-3

International Please Call:

1-302-883-8514

Site Mailing List 
Natural Gems Only - No Heat. No Radiation. No Bleaching. No Coating. No Filler. No Diffusion. No Chemicals.

CONTACT
 

Genuine testimonials since 2003
 

Call us TOLL-FREE from the US and Canada:
1-800-540-340-3
 
International customers please call:
1-302-883-8514
 

In case of technical problems,
please
drop us a note or let us call back.

In case we are out of the office, please leave a voice message and we will contact you.
 

Our Sitemap
 © Wild Fish Gems 2001 - 2019

 

As everybody these days, we now need to ask for your Cookie-OK.
Are you OK?
We hope this message shows only once.