Opal Unset 0017

$1,200.00

Black Opal unset

The term ‘Unset opal ‘means that the stones are not set into jewelry. In other words they are cut and polished ready for setting

 

Field: Lightning Ridge (Australia)

 

Stone Size: 7×6 mm

Weight: 0.70 cts

 

Shipping: Free

Packaging: Gem pouch

 

Guarantee: International

References: testimonials

 

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Member: American Opal Society.

1 in stock

Description

Opal Unset: Black Opal

Dynamic orange, red, yellow, green flashes of color in this genuine gem grade black opal

Stones: 1 Size: 7×6 mm Carat Weight: 0.7 ct Color: Bright orange, red, yellow, green Shipping: Free

Black Opal UNSET Description:

Free form small black opal stone with multiple colors. Stones with these colors on a black opal potch background are getting very rare. ASK US ABOUT OUR FREE OPAL JEWELRY DESIGN SERVICE. Price includes international shipping and registration.

Please take a look here so that you can get an idea about where this delightful black opal comes from. Black opals have been mined in this area since the middle of the 19th century. Originally the field was discovered by people who were not looking for opal. They were most likely Drovers (this term applies to Sheep-men in Australia) They discovered small bright colored stones in an area where there was a lot of Lightning. Hence the name Lightning Ridge. At the time, no one knew if these stones were valuable but the appeal was amazing and it wasn’t long before miners started to go to this area and eventually parcels of the new stones were shown in London and other parts of the world. I believe the first parcel sold for a mere ten shillings or so (about one dollar) Steadily this price kept going up until in recent years the value has got out of hand. Some stones selling for up to $10,000 and more PER CARAT. (a carat stone is about the size of a small fingernail)

Keep in mind that we have a free ‘late gift’ service just in case you need it:

Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time. We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.

Testimonials: Please feel free to read some comments from our happy customers.

 

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