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
Large and rare piece of rough Welo #opal. This newly discovered type of opal was found in the Welo Amhara region in Ethiopia. The colors are brilliant and rival any top grade opal in the world. Most have an incredible brightness level with hot, neon multi-colors and multiple pattern mixes. The best trait of the Welo opal is that it can be one of the brightest opals in the world.
Tiaras purported to have belonged to Sophia Petrovna Durnovo. the tiara on top is of turquoise and diamonds, Russian type, reminiscent of the kokoshnik form. The second tiara of diamonds with very large charming opals, is typical of the times, "Restoration", and the third consisting of diamond flowers and leaves.