Exceptional Black Opal

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Lot 115
Exceptional Black Opal

US$ 40,000 - 50,000
£ 29,000 - 36,000

The Nature of Opals

10 Nov 2010, 10:00 PST

San Francisco

Property of a Mid-west Collector

Exceptional Black Opal
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
This is a world-class opal having all the most sought-after qualities desired by collectors. Fashioned as an oval cabochon from a thick seam of opal, the gem displays a broad flash pattern of predominantly red, yellow, orange, green and electric blue, with black potch to the obverse. This is a top quality gem for the most serious opal collector and is worthy of serious consideration. Weighing 28.25 carats and measuring 25.0 x 17.0 x 10.2mm
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