Rare Large Crystal Opal Mintabie, South Australia, Australia The opal deposits of Mintabie have long been depleted with no new production emerging. The present example was set aside many years ago by the miner who could not bear to part with it earlier. Simply contour polished to reveal its beauty, a vibrant electric green blue pinpoint play-of-color are seen to dance across the surface. Such a notable piece would, no doubt, create a fine pendant.
My best photography tips How is everyone doing this new year? Hope you’re all having an amazing start to 2016! Being that the first few days of the new year fell to be on the weekend is definitely a nice little treat. I’ve been enjoying my time off by organizing a lot of my digital mess, … Read more...
The March birthstone is aquamarine which literally means "ocean water" and was believed by sailors to come from the treasure chest of mermaids. It was also promised to bring love, health and energy to those who wore it.
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)