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    Gemstone: Opal - 22.52 Cts.
    Ethiopia

    This incredible Opal lights up with fire from literally all directions. Every surface is polished and comes to life with electric flashes of color. This Ethiopian pear-shaped stunner does not mess around. Every color of the visible spectrum is represented. The highly polished specimen features a broad flash pattern on the front and a honeycomb pattern on the sides and back - yes, the sides and back light up. The thick cabochon features a medium dome and rounded girdle. The back side is rounded, making it a dealer's choice on which pattern should be featured. There is one tiny section of potch on one of the sides, but this is a great indicator the stone is authentic. The shape is only slightly skewed, but the "cab" was cut for color. These minor flaws cannot outshine the amount of "fire" this 22.52 carat "cab" produces. This knockout gem is in great overall condition and will not be ignored. This one needs to be seen in person to grasp the beauty of this precious gemstone.
    Measurements: 25.55 x 19.93 x 8.87 mm, 22.52 cts.


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    June, 2021
    17th Thursday
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