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Lot 2322
“Stardust” Black Opal

Sold for US$ 1,586 inc. premium

Natural History

6 Dec 2009, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

“Stardust” Black Opal
Lightning Ridge, Australia
Occasionally, nature produces gems of such perfection and great beauty that one nearly questions whether they could be man-made. This particular pear-shaped black opal gem possesses a true black body color and an exceptional play-of-color consisting of pinpoint flashes of blue and green known as “stardust” pattern. The sides and reverse exhibit a brilliant purplish-blue on the polished sides and opaque black to the reverse. Of perfect size to be mounted as a pendant, this opal is sure to be a conversation piece. Weighing approximately 21.59 carats and measuring 28.0 x 23.0 x 4.8mm
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