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  1. cellentani
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    by cellentani » Feb 14, 2010
    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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    by cellentani » Feb 14, 2010
    I especially love how this opal is faceted, rather than the usual cabochon.

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    by cellentani » Feb 14, 2010
    Lots of different personalities too, depending on the light!

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    by cellentani » Feb 14, 2010
    So, picture this in a diamond halo pendant - yum!

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    And an awesome fire shot. [​IMG]

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    Okay, last one of the opal, hanging out with her enviable collection!

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    by vintagecharm » Feb 14, 2010
    Gorgeous opal, and what a pretty collection it is.
     
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    by ma re » Feb 14, 2010
    That opal really is beautiful, and the other ones are quite lovely as well.
     
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    by Catmom » Feb 15, 2010
    Gorgeous collection and I love the opal! I think there''s something magical about the interplay of colors in opals. [​IMG]
     
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    by chrono » Feb 15, 2010
    Opals are always an eye catcher with the way it throws around different colours to the eye. A nice addition to the collection.
     
    


    


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    by y2kitty » Feb 15, 2010
    I think its very cool.
     
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    by DistinctionJewelry » Feb 15, 2010
    Awesome! You did a great job capturing the colors in the photographs. Not many faceted opals out there, that''s a brave cutter [​IMG]
     
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    by T L » Feb 15, 2010
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    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!
     
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    by chrono » Feb 15, 2010
    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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    by MissMina » Feb 15, 2010
    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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    by chrono » Feb 15, 2010
    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.
     
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    by MonkeyPie » Feb 15, 2010
    OMG. I want one!!! I have never seen a faceted opal before, that is absolutely gorgeous!
     
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    by somethingshiny » Feb 15, 2010
    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!?
     
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    by cellentani » Feb 15, 2010
    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!
     
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    by brandy_z28 » Feb 15, 2010
    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. [​IMG] I find opals captivating and interesting. [​IMG]
     
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    by ma re » Feb 15, 2010
    It also needs a certain degree of translucency, otherwise faceting it doesen''t make that much sense.
     
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    by glitterkitter » Feb 15, 2010
    That is the most amazing opal I think I''ve ever seen! And a stunning collection as well! [​IMG]
     
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