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Red opal? Fire opal? Yellow Opal? Oh brother...

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by darlingdiva, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. darlingdiva
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    by darlingdiva » Dec 7, 2009
    Hi.

    I was selling this at a craft show, I had it hanging on a chain with a couple of other items for $45 until one of my neighbors told me to put it away, that the opals were rare. I always thought all opals were the same. Oops![​IMG] Can you help me identify these?

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    I should add that when in its not in direct light it is yellowish with blue streaks with hint of pink. When it''s in sunlight the yellow fades and it''s more red with brilliant blues. I cant seem to capture all of the colors
     
  2. Circe
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    by Circe » Dec 7, 2009
    I hope that I am not raining on your parade, but if I had to guess, I would say that those were likely simulants. Are the backs of the settings open, or closed?
     
  3. darlingdiva
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    by darlingdiva » Dec 7, 2009
    They are open and when looking at them held to the light they are pink. I will take photos and upload.

    My parade is short since I was selling the necklace for only $45, I really like it anyway :)
     
  4. darlingdiva
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    by darlingdiva » Dec 7, 2009
    I was able to get more images in a different light, softer light. Also the open back and a nice side view. These are more transparent than I thought, not totally but you can see dark shadows from the front when up to the light.

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  5. LGK
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    by LGK » Dec 7, 2009
    They look like faux to me, though hard to tell from fuzzy pics of course. The setting and necklace itself would tend to support that.
     
  6. chrono
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    by chrono » Dec 8, 2009
    Can you please post your own pictures, instead of linking it?
     
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