Australian Opal Cutters
Australia's Largest Boulder Opal "Majestic"
https://youtu.be/TnPCdUFbNQQThis incredible Australian Boulder Opal is quite possibly Australia's largest Boulder Opal Specimen,
An absolutely staggering piece that would be the ultimate display piece for a collector or museum. Far greater than an investment in art, This IS "Opal Art!"
Weighing in at over 20 kilograms and measuring approximately 40cmx20cmx15cm this is a staggeringly unique and valuable specimen...this is quite possibly the largest Boulder Opal specimen available for sale anywhere in the world! https://vimeo.com/234283159
The "Majestic" us absolutely unique! Typically in Boulder Opal the Opal colour fills minute cracks, crevices and fissures in the "Ironstone" when these silica rich solutions "Opalize" they are very thin, creating a surface 'film' layer that is 'normally' a fraction of a millimetre thick. With this "majestic' Boulder Opal. the Opal layer is over 2cm thick in parts.
This incredible Opal specimen has been appraised at over $250,000 and there would be no other item like it anywhere on Earth!
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"Black opal" is a term used for opal that has a dark body color, often black or dark gray. The term is also used for opal that has a dark blue or dark green body color. The dark body color often makes the fire of black opal more obvious. ... It was mined at Lightning Ridge, Australia, the "Black Opal Capital of the World".
Boulder Opal is a unique and beautiful opal found in Queensland, Australia. It is easily identifiable because it is a mixture of ironstone and opal either in a matrix or layered. Every stone is unique and they are arguably the most affordable opal available.
"Light opal" and "white opal" are terms used for opal material that has a white, yellow or cream body color. This is the most common body color for precious opal. These stones were cut from material mined at Coober Pedy, South Australia. They are calibrated 8 x 6 millimeter cabochons.