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Any clues if this opal is synthetic, doublet, triplet???

PickieBee

Rough_Rock
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Attached are some pics of an opal ring I'm considering. I know it is so difficult to judge based on pictures, but if anyone has any insight as to whether this might be synthetic, a doublet, triplet, or other please share your thoughts. Thank you!

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Lady_Disdain

Ideal_Rock
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The side view shows the dark backing quite clearly. The top view shows a cloudiness that may indicate some adhesive over the opal and there seems to be a transparent layer over the opal. My guess is triplet.

Also, note that it is a cab set in a ring designed for a faceted stone, which is also not a sign of high quality.
 

Quantz Studios

Shiny_Rock
Trade
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From the last picture, you can see three distinct layers to this stone- A black-colored bottom layer, a white-colored (opal) layer, and a transparent, colorless cap. Triplet.
 

aussiejamie

Shiny_Rock
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Completely agree with the other 2 posters! Triplet for sure and a very sloppily made one at that!
 
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