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Any Opal lovers out there? Show and Tell please.

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

  1. meely
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    by meely » Jun 19, 2018
    So many beautiful opals on this thread, but this setting and stone combination are absolutely stunning!
     
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  2. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jun 22, 2018
    My latest...a vintage opal bangle bracelet.

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  3. userangl28212003
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    by userangl28212003 » Jun 22, 2018
    My new natural Caramel Welo opal with bright green, yellow, orange, and red flashes :). It has niCe
    translucency that you Can't tell in the piCs or video.



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  4. ilovegemstones
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  5. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 26, 2018
    So gorgeous and plump! It is like an egg, or a micro universe inside a drop.
     
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  6. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Jun 26, 2018
    Thanks Blugemz! I added a side shot of the stone! I adore your big star sapphire ring and this kind of reminds me of it. The same feeling! I don't think I can ever get a large, high-dome, translucent and saturated purplish blue star sapphire in my budget but I think I love opals like this just as much! I should have had it set in solid gold.
     
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  7. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 26, 2018
    It does have that same, ethereal and magic quality! It’s like a spirit stone. It would be amazing in gold, but the silver is also just beautiful. It’s just so fresh looking. Thanks so much for the kind words about my star. I had truly searched for decades, and happened to get lucky one day. We just never know when that will happen.....that’s the fun part.
     
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  8. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jul 12, 2018
    Hi, I rarely venture into colored stones, but I just bought a white Lightning Ridge white opal from Black Opals Direct to eventually make a ring for my daughter with an October birthday! I have a black opal on my wish list, but I just haven't found "the one" yet (one that is in budget!). I went through this whole thread and enjoyed seeing all the opals! I will agree with those who said opals are extremely difficult to photograph. Their photo shows it a bit darker than it really is, but it shows the colors better than mine does. I hate to even post mine as the stone looks so much better in person!

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  9. Babyblue033
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    by Babyblue033 » Jul 12, 2018

    I know ZERO about opals so for all I know this is a terrible quality one, but this was the first opal ring I ever liked. Colors are little more intense in person and quite lively.
     
  10. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jul 12, 2018
    I can't wait to see it set. It will be a gorgeous ring!!
     
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  11. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jul 12, 2018
    Love your opals!
     
  12. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jul 13, 2018
    Thanks, Michelle! I hope to get one almost as beautiful as one of yours one of these days!
     
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  13. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jul 13, 2018
    Aww thanks DS!
     
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  14. Arym
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    by Arym » Jul 13, 2018
    My first opal ring and I love it! The colour play is mesmerizing. It’s my son’s birthstone.

     
  15. minousbijoux
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    by minousbijoux » Jul 13, 2018
    I am loving this, absolutely gorgeous opal. Me WANT
     
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  16. peacechick
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    by peacechick » Jul 14, 2018
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    This opal ring flashed so brightly at me today that I had to buy it. Australian opal (crystal?) set in 18k yellow gold. It does show a couple of other colors, but only from the side.
     
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  17. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Jul 14, 2018
    Wow look at that play of colours, almost like a colour change!
     
  18. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jul 14, 2018
    So cool!
     
  19. ZestfullyBling
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    Pretty:love::love:
     
  20. ZestfullyBling
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    From opalauctions.com
    Black opal from Lightening Ridge

    Dimensions (mm) 18.7 x 7.2 x 5.1mm
    Weight (carats) 3 carats

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  21. renwea
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    by renwea » Aug 7, 2018
    Here is my black opal bracelet in the sun and shade. 20180807_135745.jpg 20180807_135502.jpg from lighning ridge.
     
  22. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Aug 7, 2018
    Wow! Love this opal bracelet! Gorgreousness!
     
  23. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Aug 9, 2018
    Hello everyone!

    Calling all opal lovers, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this (I'm still new on this site) but I could use a few opinions!

    So I'm a silver lover at heart but when I saw this opal I knew that If I purchased it that it HAD to be set in gold...it will be a large purchase for me for the opal and the custom fabrication of the ring so I want some opinions just to know if this opal is as fabulous and different as I think it is! Honest opinions are welcome!!

    Also if this is the wrong place to post let me know!
    The opal is on hold and I will most definitely purchase it, it's a N2 freeform black opal from lightning ridge Australia and it's apprx a little over 10x16mm and 2.53 in thickness.
    I drew up this drawing for the setting....it's very rough so excuse that!
    The video from the seller was lovely...it has beautiful blue/green broadflash and reminds me of a butterfly wing or a mermaid scale. There are a few little sandspots and it's not perfect by any means but it was calling to me and I believe I found it at a steal.

    Ideas about the opal? About the setting?

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  24. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Aug 9, 2018
    That silver opal ring though.....ahhhh swoooon!
     
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  25. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Aug 9, 2018
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    I really love that opal too. It’s very interesting with the darker parts. It does remind me of a maid’s scale! Gorgeous and the setting with brushed gold will be amazing with it.

    As a side, I have an opal pendant which has a dark slice on the side. My mother chose it out of a few because she found it most unusual.
     
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  26. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Aug 9, 2018
    How special that you have those lovely opal pieces from your mother (:
    Thinking about heirloom jewelry makes me warm and fuzzy but there's something a little more special to me when it's opal jewelry that is passed on.
    That set is lovely!

    & Thank you for your opinion on my little freeform pear (:
    It's a big purchase for me for fabrixafabr but I am oh so excited!
     
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  27. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Aug 9, 2018
    *fabrication

    Not sure how that other word came to be....
    That's what I get for grocery store shopping and being on here!
     
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  28. BlingObsession
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    by BlingObsession » Aug 10, 2018
    Thank you - it is lovely - it is 18ct white gold and I had it made for my daughter. In fact, all those pieces belong to her - she is so spoilt :shhh:
     
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  29. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 13, 2018
    3ct Black opal from Lightening Ridge
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