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    Gemstone: Opal - 32.65 Cts.
    Magdalena, Magdalena Municipality
    Jalisco
    Mexico

    This lot represents a very unique offering of Opal. This curiosity comes from Mexico and is known as a Matrix Opal, which is play-of-color Opal in Rhyolite matrix, called cantera in Mexico. The bottom of the matrix has been cut flat, and the translucent play-of-color Opal has been faceted to accentuate the internal "fire." All colors of the spectrum are visible with strong rolling flashes in a broad pattern. The gemstone lights up with intense red, green, blue, purple, orange, and yellow. The entire cabochon has been polished and features a high dome. This truly one-of-a-kind offering is not only mesmerizing but also in pristine condition.
    Measurements: 25.45 x 20.76 x 11.17 mm, 32.65 cts.




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

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 749

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 15% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

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