Thanks for the nice compliment!Stracci2000, this is a stunning display of beautiful cabs and your workmanship. All the settings are different! Where did you learn to do this? I am SO impressed.
Hey, Thank you!! I don’t have a thread on it, but here are the deets...I think this one is around 32 carats if I remember correctly. It’s set in silver and I got it from opals by Margie on Etsy. I also looked at similar ones from black opal direct, but I liked that this is already set, and an extra large size. I always have loved the super dark Australian black opals with just blue. They are so mysterious to me, and remind me of looking into deep space. Since this type does not have a range of colors, they are also Generally more affordable. This one is a solid black opal, with just a bit of green, but otherwise Blue against black. The blue patterns emerge from deeper into the stone, because of its translucence even though the body color is dark... so sometimes it appears more solid blue and sometimes In certain lights, the black can appear with some Smokey grey as it translucent Rather than opaque. It’s always changing depending on lights.Oh my lord the opal is tdf! Is there a PS thread for that? I must know more!
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These are some of my favorite cabs. From top to bottom: Holly agate from Oregon, gem chrysocolla, chrysoprase, tanzanite, gem silica, and black star sapphire.
thanks!Oh HOW lovely your collection is!!! What kind of stone is that amazing marquise cab pendant? Is that chrysoprase or gem chrysocolla? It looks so BLUE! I love it!!!
Darnit I was HOPING it wasn't a paraiba for my own sake...well out of my budget for now, but deep down, I knew, I knew....sooooo beautiful. I will satiate my blue green desire with less spendy stones for a whilethanks!
Is a 5+ct Paraiba, and it really was more green than blue in most lightings.
Another PS owns it now, I think she had plans for a ring with it.