Rare Pseudo "Cat's Eye Effect" Pattern Black Opal

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Lot 117
Rare Pseudo "Cat's Eye Effect" Pattern Black Opal

Sold for US$ 3,050 inc. premium

The Nature of Opals

10 Nov 2010, 10:00 PST

San Francisco

Property of a Mid-west Collector

Rare Pseudo "Cat's Eye Effect" Pattern Black Opal
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
A pattern opal displaying two kinds of flash: on one side "Chinese writing" play-of-color in vivid orange and green against the black body; on the other side, broad flashes of orange and green oriented near the dome of the oval cabochon so as to appear as a central cat's eye effect; with black potch to the obverse. This is a rare opal collector's pattern stone. Weighing approximately 6.93 carats and measuring 18.5 x 10.5 x 5.5mm
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