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    Gemstone: Opal - 11.45 Cts.
    Ethiopia

    This offering of a faceted "Crystal Opal" is not as common as Opal cabochons due to the characteristics of the material. The whopping 11.45 carat Opal features a round shape with brilliant facets. The main body color of this unique gem is a slightly pink opaque hue. The almost clear body color allows for the stone's innate "play-of-color" to take center stage. The stone lights up with intense fire as it flashes green, blue, red, pink, yellow and purple. This incredible gem is eye-clean and in pristine condition, except for one tiny nick to the culet. This example was photographed on a black background to highlight the fire, but the stone is primarily opaque.
    Measurements: 15.94 x 11.61 mm, 11.45 cts.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    June
    17th Thursday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    June
    17th Thursday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    0 Days 7h 44m 47s
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: 73
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    This lot is in: 1 - Nature & Science Online Auction Session
    (Lots 48001-48284) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, June 17, 2021.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $2,500
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