Boulder Opal unset
Field: Queensland (Australia)
Size: 21×12 mm (7/8 x 1/2)
Total Carats: 9.5ct
Packaging: Gem pouch
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Member: American Opal Society.
This means that the stones are not set into jewelry. In other words they are cut and polished ready for setting
Red pink boulder opal rare stone
This dramatic red opal combined with green highlights is one of a kind and comes from the Western Queensland Opal fields. Red-pink color like this is the rarest of any type of opal. Small ironstone inclusions in the face testify to its natural origins.
Fault line in the middle suggests that this stone can be cut in two for rare matching earrings.
The price of Opal, unlike many gemstones is influenced by supply and demand, not by international cartels who agree on price increases.
Hence, opal is destined to go up in value as the supply becomes more restricted which is happening at present. The color of these stones is completely natural, in contrast to diamonds [for example] which depends on man-made facets to reflect the spectrum colors.
Boulder Opal Location
Boulder Opal is from Queensland and is also a variety of black opal if it is found with a dark or black background similar to Lightning Ridge Opal.
Opal Unset 1040
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Dramatic red-pink opal with green highlights from the winton opal fields
Opal Unset: Boulder Opal
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