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cellentani

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Well, it''s not exactly mine, but one of my fellow gem-loving buddies was lucky enough to snag this opal, and I thought you might like to see it, especially since there aren''t many on this forum. It''s an Ethopian hydrophane opal, .96ct, and cut by Cindy Stair.

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cellentani

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I especially love how this opal is faceted, rather than the usual cabochon.

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Brown.Eyed.Girl

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So pretty!!!
 

ma re

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That opal really is beautiful, and the other ones are quite lovely as well.
 

Catmom

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Gorgeous collection and I love the opal! I think there''s something magical about the interplay of colors in opals.
 

chrono

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Opals are always an eye catcher with the way it throws around different colours to the eye. A nice addition to the collection.
 

T L

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Cellentani
Opals are extremely difficult to photograph and you did an amazing job. I love your pictures, and I bet if you were to publish them in a book, it would sell. You are one extremely talented gemstone photographer. I should send my emerald to you to photograph!! LOL! What kills me is that you don''t even use an expensive camera!! OMG!
 

chrono

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TL,
You can count me in as another who would gladly have Cellantani photograph my gemstones for me. All her pictures are so focused and capture the various colours so beautifully.
 

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Opal is my birthstone and I have always wondered if they could be faceted.
Now that I have seen it I wonder why it isn''t done more often.
 

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Date: 2/15/2010 9:24:06 AM
Author: MissMina
Opal is my birthstone and I have always wondered if they could be faceted.
Now that I have seen it I wonder why it isn''t done more often.
It needs a certain depth and shape to be a good candidate as a facetable opal. Also, it isn’t easy to polish opals due to its softness.
 

MonkeyPie

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OMG. I want one!!! I have never seen a faceted opal before, that is absolutely gorgeous!
 

somethingshiny

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Wow! I''ve never seen a faceted opal either! It''s my birthstone but I''ve strayed to the tourmalines because I usually don''t love cabs. I love how the faceting just adds more to the fire!! How are you going to set it!?
 

cellentani

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Date: 2/15/2010 9:01:28 AM
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Cellentani
Opals are extremely difficult to photograph and you did an amazing job. I love your pictures, and I bet if you were to publish them in a book, it would sell. You are one extremely talented gemstone photographer. I should send my emerald to you to photograph!! LOL! What kills me is that you don''t even use an expensive camera!! OMG!
TL, I didn''t mean to be misleading, but these are actually photos my friend sent me. She''s a wonderful photographer too, but what''s even better, is that she also uses a Canon PowerShot. And I would love to have the chance to photograph your stones - you''ve got quite a collection!
 

brandy_z28

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That is a gorgeous stone cellentani! I''m an opal lover and it''s wonderful to see so many beautiful examples on PS as of late.
I find opals captivating and interesting.
 

ma re

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Date: 2/15/2010 9:50:00 AM
Author: Chrono

Date: 2/15/2010 9:24:06 AM
Author: MissMina
Opal is my birthstone and I have always wondered if they could be faceted.
Now that I have seen it I wonder why it isn''t done more often.
It needs a certain depth and shape to be a good candidate as a facetable opal. Also, it isn’t easy to polish opals due to its softness.
It also needs a certain degree of translucency, otherwise faceting it doesen''t make that much sense.
 

glitterkitter

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That is the most amazing opal I think I''ve ever seen! And a stunning collection as well!
 
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