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    Gemstone: Opal - 33.47 Cts.
    South Wollo Zone
    Amhara Region
    Ethiopia

    This stunning Opal from Ethiopia has one of the most popular patterns found for the variety - honeycomb. This 33+ carat cabochon displays incredible patterning and play-of-color. The front shows a tightly interlocked smaller honeycomb, snakeskin/fish scale pattern, while the back features a larger honeycomb pattern. The body color is an opaque light gray with a golden undertone and a circular white patch near the center. The play-of-color of this gorgeous stone is seen as strong rolling flashes which dance across the polished faces of this medium-domed oval cabochon which features a rounded girdle, excellent polish, and proportions. The top example lights up with incredible "fire" and delights viewers with broad pink, orange, red, green, blue, and purple flashes. This Opal is a fine example of the coveted variety and must be viewed in person to grasp how truly incredible it is.
    Measurements: 28.62 x 22.80 x 9.13 mm, 33.47 cts.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 349

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    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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