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 Post subject: Are these opals real?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:13 pm 
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Hi gem gurus!

I have been looking for an opal to set into a ring, and came across a seller on etsy based in India with a large selection . The price seems too good to be true however. The opals are ethiopian and one is 2.3 carats and $30, and the other is 3.6 carats and $45. I have attached a video of both. My concern is that they may be treated in some way as they are quite vibrant.

Would really appreciate anyone telling me their thoughts on this, as well as if you think the stones are good quality!

Thanks so much


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 Post subject: Re: Are these opals real?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:58 pm 
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Hello,
The video does not appear to have attached. There are some great deals on Ethiopian opal right now, and apparently a lot of Indian dealers invested big time in them, so it would not be too surprising anyway.

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Amanda sent me the videos some days ago:
I can't sort out where they were uploaded. Here are a couple of screen shots:

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 Post subject: Re: Are these opals real/untreated?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:28 am 
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Thanks for posting :) can't seem to post the video
On here


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:35 am 
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Amanda993 wrote:
Hi gem gurus!

I have been looking for an opal to set into a ring, and came across a seller on etsy based in India with a large selection . The price seems too good to be true however. The opals are ethiopian and one is 2.3 carats and $30, and the other is 3.6 carats and $45. I have attached a video of both. My concern is that they may be treated in some way as they are quite vibrant.

Would really appreciate anyone telling me their thoughts on this, as well as if you think the stones are good quality!

Thanks so much



Ok good to know thanks! Barbra posted the pics below and the top one (2.3 cts) is the one I bought


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 Post subject: Re: Are these opals real?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:54 pm 
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look like fairly typical Ethiopian opals.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these opals real?
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That's what I said. :D


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