Published Piece: Yowah Nut—"The Rainbow Serpent Stone"

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Lot 3480
Published Piece: Yowah Nut—"The Rainbow Serpent Stone"

Sold for US$ 5,856 inc. premium

Natural History

17 May 2011, 13:00 EDT

New York

Published Piece: Yowah Nut—"The Rainbow Serpent Stone"
Yowah, Queensland, Australia
Of triangular outline, suitable for mounting as a stunning ring or pendant, this is as gemmy an example of a Queensland "Yowah nut" as can be found. Vibrant broad flash or chaff pattern play-of-color with flashes of orange and red intermingled with blue and green reside within, with radiating lines opalization in the crevices of the ironstone.
Weighing approximately 18.5 carats and measuring 21.0 x 19.0 x 6.5mm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by booklet entitled "Fire in a Plain Brown Wrapper: The Gem Magic of Queensland Opal" by Barbara McCondra where this stone is illustrated on the front cover.
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