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    Gemstones: Fire Opal Matched Pair - 5.86 TCW
    Mexico


    Incredible, intense, striking and attractive are just a few adjectives worthy of describing this radiant set of matched Fire Opals. From Mexico, such material was used by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs in their mosaics and rituals. The vibrant stones were referred to as "quetzalitzlipyollitli," or birds of paradise. The fire orangey-red color in the stones does resemble the flower of the same name. Matched pairs of any gemstone takes a skilled cutter and the right material, so any matched set of this caliber speaks volumes. Each Opal is incredibly gemmy, glassy, well-balanced and intensely saturated. This set features a round brilliant cut with knockout color and scintillation. One of the stones has a tiny nick to the culet and one small visible inclusion. The other is eye-clean and in pristine condition. This set is quite special.
    Measurements: 11.00 x 10.92 x 7.22 mm
    Total Carat Weight: 5.86

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection


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

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    18th Monday
    Auction Dates
    December
    9th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    33 Days
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