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    Gemstone: Opal - 45.08 Cts.
    Ethiopia

    This sizable gemstone is a White Opal from renowned Ethiopia. The large pear shape cabochon weighs in at just over 45 carats and features a high dome and rounded girdle. The body color is opaque and white with a golden undertone; the golden tone is more evident on the reverse side. The gemstone comes to life with a rolling broad flash and slight honeycomb pattern. The play-of-color is unparalleled, and every color is visible, especially bright flashes of red, orange, blue, and green. The stone features an even polish, and play-of-color is visible on every surface. The primary display face is beguiling, and this African export is in great condition.
    Measurements: 28.65 x 26.00 x 12.64 mm, 45.08 cts.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 607

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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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