Stunning Crystal Opal Bead Necklace

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Lot 2151
Stunning Crystal Opal Bead Necklace

Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium

The World of Opals

10 Dec 2013, 15:00 PST

Los Angeles

Stunning Crystal Opal Bead Necklace
This impressive single strand necklace of Ethiopian crystal opal comprises 35 gem-quality beads, measuring from 19.5mm at the center and graduating to 8.0mm at the ends. Well-matched for body color, they have an astonishing array of full spectral hues. Such large beads of such fine quality would have taken several years to collect and match making this necklace an especially enticing offering not to be repeated for a long time. Completed by a 14K yellow gold spherical clasp. Weighing altogether 304 carats. Length 17 1/2 in
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