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    Gemstone: Chocolate Opal - 39.09 Cts.
    Ethiopia

    The past few years have seen Ethiopia joining the ranks of the gem-producing nations of the world. The reason for this rise from obscurity has everything to do with the discovery of a new type of Fire Opal with a unique chocolate body color. Due to the incredibly dark brown "chocolate" hue, its play-of-color is intensified, showcasing flashes of mesmerizing greens, purples, reds, blues, oranges and yellows. This large cabochon gemstone weighs an astonishing 39.09 carats and features a great oval shape, a thick cut and a nice polish. The cut is not completely symmetrical, but this does not distract from the stone's "fire." Opal is a popular stone for setting into jewelry, and this large cabochon will make an impressive statement piece.
    Overall Measurements: 33.47 x 20.63 x 10.89 mm, 39.09 cts.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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