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    Gemstone: "Chocolate" Opal - 2.43 Cts.
    Ethiopia

    Ethiopian Opals are quite incredible and have added much of late to the gem Opal and mineral markets. This expertly carved Opal oval cabochon has been cut and polished to highlight the natural "fire" of the unique material. The carved gemstone lights up with strong and vibrant flashes of electric green, red, yellow and orange when viewed. Due to the brown "chocolate" body color, the "play-of-color" is intensified. The stone can be viewed from 360-degrees, and there are only a few patches of matrix on the reverse side; otherwise, this specimen is in excellent condition. These Opals formed as the result of volcanic conditions, rather than by the process of running water. This is an incredible offering of unique and popular material form the real "up-and-coming" locality for the mineral.
    Measurements: 11.03 x 9.22 x 4.49 mm, 2.43 cts.

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection


    Estimate: $800 - $1,200.

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

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    April
    13th Monday
    Auction Dates
    May
    4th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    83 Days
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