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My 1st Black Opal!!

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by ZestfullyBling, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 16, 2018
    I'm so super duper excited!!!! I'm an October baby and have been searching for a black opal that speaks to me for the longest time.
    Happy happy day!!! She Will be here in 5 days!!! Yippee!!:appl: 5611c6ba33a6c.jpg 5611c6bb1a821.jpg
     
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  2. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Jul 16, 2018
    wow she is gorgeous! I love the green striations running diagonally. So glad you found one that sang to your heart! Any ideas how she will be set?
     
  3. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jul 16, 2018
    What a gorgeous colour play! Do yo have any setting plans yet? And what are the specs of your stunning stone?

    So curious to learn what you think when you see your black opal in reality. Mine was different in real life, but in a good mesmerizing way.
    Happy waiting!
     
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  4. missy
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    by missy » Jul 16, 2018
    Just gorgeous. :kiss2:
    Happy birthday in advance October baby. What are your thoughts re settings?
     
  5. ILikeShiny
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    by ILikeShiny » Jul 16, 2018
    Gorgeous!!! What are the dimensions of the stone?
     
  6. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 16, 2018
    So pretty!! Congrats!
     
  7. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jul 16, 2018
    What vendor did you use? I love it.
     
  8. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 16, 2018
    Thank you everyone for your wonderful kind words and compliments!!
     
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  9. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 16, 2018
    a halo? Maybe?
     
  10. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 16, 2018
    A not so conventional halo I think. I'm not sure if 18k yellow or 18k white gold would compliment better with her. The specs are dimensions (mm) 18.7 x 7.2 x 5.1mm Weight (carats) 3 carats .

    As soon as I have her in hand I will do the vendor and my photo comparison. I hope it is not disappointing. So excited.
     
  11. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 16, 2018
    Thank you sweetie!! I love you Cartier Opal ring and have been using your setting as a reference point. Just torn between yellow or white gold.
     
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  12. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 16, 2018
    I purchased from opalauctions.com
     
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  13. passions4purples
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    by passions4purples » Jul 16, 2018
    It's so pretty! It looks like the ocean at night!
     
  14. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jul 16, 2018
    Yay!! She's gorgeous and I can't wait to see her set. :love:
     
  15. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Jul 16, 2018
    Woowzaaaaaaa:love:
     
  16. Deathspi
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    by Deathspi » Jul 16, 2018
    Wow! What a ‘first’ you have! Great choice! :kiss2:
     
  17. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jul 16, 2018
    I love your opal, the colors are superb! Congratulations on your find from another October baby :)
     
  18. apacherose
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    by apacherose » Jul 17, 2018
    Beautiful!

    I look forward to more photos when she arrives!
     
  19. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jul 19, 2018
    That is beautiful! It looks like a perfect pendant stone!
     
  20. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jul 19, 2018
    The blue green opals are the only one I like, and yours is a stunner!! I love the streaks!
     
  21. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Jul 19, 2018
    Oh the color play! How stunning!:appl:
     
  22. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 19, 2018
    I appreciate everyones kind words and compliments!!! Thank you!!!
    So I just picked her up feom fedex here are my photos

    Its such a calming beautiful blue tone to this stone. Me likey:))
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    by Acinom » Jul 20, 2018
    Gorgeous in the vendor pics and in real life!! What a beauty.
    This stone will make a stunning ring.
     
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    by arkieb1 » Jul 20, 2018
    Very cool being an Aussie I have a soft spot for opals, congrats can't wait to see it set!
     
  26. peacechick
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    by peacechick » Jul 20, 2018
    She is a beauty. Look forward to the finished piece! It will be a gorgeous statement ring.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jul 20, 2018
    So excited for you! Will it be in yellow gold?
     
  28. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 21, 2018
    Thank you!!!
    I can't decide between yellow or white gold. Other blue opals I've seen that look stunning are in white gold like this one...
    I l:love:ve this
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 22, 2018
    Maybe this halo in 18k white gold...:))



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  30. voce
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    by voce » Jul 23, 2018
    Wow, what a beautiful opal! Looks like an excellent size for your fingers, too!

    I like your second setting inspiration better. When I try to choose between yellow and white gold, I think about what finger I'd like to wear the gemstone on, and what other rings, if any, would be on that hand. Since I have a white gold engagement ring, I plan on wearing mostly white metals on my left hand, and try to get yellow gold pieces to wear on my right.
     

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