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Any Opal lovers out there? Show and Tell please.

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Bron357, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » May 31, 2019
    Nice opal. Based on the description, I believe your opal has a bright play of colour. I have hard time judging the play of colour on the photo and in real life. My iPhone always shows more intense play of colour of my opal even the play of colour is not very bright in real life.
     
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  2. dk168
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    by dk168 » May 31, 2019
    I blame TL for mentioning Welo opals being nice and affordable - I want a jelly opal!!!

    DK :lol-2:
     
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  3. dk168
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    by dk168 » Jun 1, 2019
    Mine has arrived, and I like it!
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    DK :love:
     
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  4. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jun 1, 2019
    I like it too! I love the pink in there. :love:
     
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  5. T L
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    by T L » Jun 20, 2019
    742DEEB3-A982-4B4D-A813-E5DD560CC580.jpeg It’s hard to get the red to photograph in my opal, but this pic does a good job I think.
     
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  6. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jun 20, 2019
    Omg that ring is insane. The colors of the opal and the melee in the halo are perfect!
     
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  7. Mrs_Strizzle
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Jun 20, 2019
    I have had Opal on my wish list forever (two October babies) , but have been a bit apprehensive to pull the trigger because I know very little about them. But I saw this one and absolutely was in awe. It's on the way now. I'll try to take pics when it arrives, but I doubt I'll be able to do it any justice like this video.

     
  8. T L
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    by T L » Jun 20, 2019
    32ED034A-AF07-4279-B815-9D2FD710C2E9.jpeg This is a chocolate Welo opal, transparent. The base color is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it has tons of colorplay, which is why I picked it out at the gem show. It’s sitting in an empty mounting with mounting wax for now, just to show it off.
     
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  9. T L
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    by T L » Jun 20, 2019
    Fun!!! Take lots of pics when you get it.
     
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Jun 21, 2019
    Opal came in today too. It is sooo hard to photograph. I love it. It's almost prettier upside down! 20190621_180427.jpg 20190621_180402.jpg 20190621_181033.jpg
     
    


    


  11. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 21, 2019
    wow
    love it
    and love the setting
     
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  12. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 12, 2019
    Peruvian blue opal

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    Really love the color :love:
     
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  13. missy
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    by missy » Jul 12, 2019
    Ooh I love this color too. It's like looking into the Caribbean. Just the perfect blue for beautiful and peaceful seas. Delicious.:love:
     
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  14. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Jul 12, 2019
    Wow :love:
    I finally got my opal to ring to add to the thread!

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    On a side note..why do some pictures show up sideways and how does one fix when they do:doh:?
     
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  15. prs
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    by prs » Jul 12, 2019
    Absolutely fabulous color!!!

    I recently discovered chrysoprase as an alternative to green jadeite, but now you've given me another great alternative...thank you icy_jade. :D
     
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  16. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 12, 2019
    Haven’t been to the caribbean so I googled what’s Caribbean blue... and oooh. Wow imagine staying near the sea this color... maybe wouldn’t need so many gems.

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    Going to search what other gems are this color (apart from paraiba)...

    @marymm as forgot to tag u earlier. I finally set it!
     
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  17. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 12, 2019
    Is this yours???? It's so incredible!

    And @lilmosun I LOVE your opal ring as well!
     
  18. marymm
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    by marymm » Jul 12, 2019
    ^ icy_jade, your Peruvian Opal ring turned out fabulous! The setting and stone are perfect together - enjoy!
     
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  19. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 12, 2019
    Thank you. Here’s a hand shot
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    It looks better under the sun/natural light. Under office lighting it’s more opaque. These 6 pics were taken in quick succession by the window with varying light thanks to the swaying leaves/tree outside the window:
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    Thanks! I super love the setting too.
     
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  20. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 12, 2019
    It's seriously incredible. Can I ask where you got the stone? It's so hard to find really high quality Peruvian opal cabs!
     
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  21. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 12, 2019
    I got it from @marymm off loupetroop.
     
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  22. userangl28212003
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    by userangl28212003 » Jul 12, 2019
    My new Ethiopian opal ring. Like most opals it hard to capture and is brighter in person :)
     
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  23. ChaiK
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    by ChaiK » Jul 12, 2019
    @prs Gem Silica from Arizona Inspiration mines also nice. Go take a looky look.
     
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  24. Sungura
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    by Sungura » Jul 12, 2019
    Missouri River Sapphire Co just got in some rough and they are cabbing. You can see on their instagram page here. https://instagram.com/missouririversapphireco?igshid=1eyyd4etk9s3e

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    Edited to correct a typo
     
  25. Sungura
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    by Sungura » Jul 12, 2019
    I nearly fainted @icy_jade The color. The size. The setting. :love::love::love:
     
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  26. prs
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    by prs » Jul 12, 2019
    I did, and you are right...as always! ;)2
     
  27. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jul 12, 2019
    3E190454-D38B-4302-B8B2-3AB7AD37455F.jpeg 100A4CF6-F2F8-4CF9-B7FF-CF95AE88CB75.jpeg F3E551A1-2026-4A31-BAE5-940B3CEF916D.jpeg 4EC81DBC-6CBB-433A-B6EE-E4D656EC81E8.jpeg F9F51BE6-5144-43B8-9606-188C911C0055.jpeg 571340C0-9A1A-4BC3-ADEE-71B48CAD2BE1.jpeg 45C7DF93-3152-4A0D-9EAD-907F0A522FC2.jpeg 0BB85036-A3B1-4C84-BB1F-DFBF12A615B4.jpeg EFF7FCE0-30CD-47FA-ACA6-8621B5CF14F0.jpeg I’m so pleased I started this thread 3 years ago. So many beautiful opals and hopefully some new “converts” to this magical gem.
    I’ve been naughty, very naughty, and all will be revealed shortly.
    In the meanwhile this opal, to me, epitomizes the magic of opals. Apart from its striking size (I’ve always preferred “huge”) it really is a dozen gems in one. Even in low light, normally a “killer blow” to an opals colourplay, this one doesn’t disappoint.
    Her name is Aurora.
     
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  28. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 12, 2019
    If you decide to get some pls return to post.

    It’s 10 x 12 x 6 mm and I chose a ready made setting via my regular jeweller.
     
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  29. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 12, 2019
    Yeah count me in as a convert...still looking for Australian and Mexican opals!
     
  30. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Jul 20, 2019
    My first opals. Purchased from M’s Opal World. Great experience purchasing from them!

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