Black Oval Cabochon Opal Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Even within the category of black opals, some are more sought-after than others. The present stone is such a piece—surpassed by few other opals in terms of its vibrancy of color—a true 5/5 for vividness and presence of color. Distinctive also is its "flagstone" pattern play-of-color: dominated by broad patches of electric blue, purple, green and orange at the edges and centering on a "windmill" pattern of fiery red…
Very Fine Black Opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Vivid and very "present", this fine gem opal displays predominantly red play-of-color with spectral broad flashes of green, orange, yellow and blue, with true black potch to the reverse of the oval cabochon. This is as fine a stone for the serious collector as can be desired. Weighing approximately 10.39 carats and measuring 16.5 x 13.0 x 6.5mm Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (£39,000 - 52,000/€46,000 - 62,000)
Classic Black Crystal Opal Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This fine and plump double-cabochon black crystal opal is the ideally suited to be mounted as a ring. A five out of five in terms of vividness and presence of color, the gem abounds in vibrant green, blue, orange and hints of yellow, unpolished to the reverse side.
A pair of art deco black opal and diamond pendent earrings, circa 1925 Each claw mounted drop-shaped black opal, suspended from an articulated surmount composed of collet mounted old brilliant-cut diamonds spaced by two millegrain-set single-cut diamond sections, length 4.4cm., cased by Hardy Bros. Ltd., Australia
Unique/ Classic Black Opal Lightning Ridge, Australia This unique and unusual cabochon of true black opal has been fashioned by the gem cutter in a lozenge-shaped outline. The body color is a true black, w/vibrant & vivid play-of-color in blues & greens, characteristic for the region