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 Post subject: Nice Opal Ring
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:17 pm 
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I've selected a couple pics representative of the ring. 18k white gold mid-century basket:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:36 pm 
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Very nice opal ring.
Didn't (somehow) realize it was to a google drive.


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Agreed..... I just dove in and copied a couple pics. There are several videos and pics of this opal ring on the link. Clearly, the poster is enamored with this opal. :D

Not to (totally) hijack the thread, but I stumbled on this opal ring yesterday on Facebook:
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Opals can be awesome. :smt055


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Yes I thought some people might object to a link, though it is obvious it is a google link, and that (I thought) should give you some peace of mind.

I should have explained that there are some videos of this ring, because I believe it is very difficult for a bloody amateur like myself to picture the beauty of an opal in a photo. :)

Therefore I shot several videos of this ring which you will find in the google photo album where the link will lead to.

An opal can be seen much better when it is moved, don't you agree?

And Barbara is right, I am enarmored with this ring. The reason is simple: It belonged to my mother who passed away 2 months ago.

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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Agreed..... I just dove in and copied a couple pics. There are several videos and pics of this opal ring on the link. Clearly, the poster is enamored with this opal. :D

Not to (totally) hijack the thread, but I stumbled on this opal ring yesterday on Facebook:
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Opals can be awesome. :smt055


Yoiks! I didn't used to understand opalholics, but I fear I am turning into one.


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dchallener wrote:
Very nice opal ring.
Didn't (somehow) realize it was to a google drive.


OK, then I think you wouldn't mind if I post the link again?

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... JleFFVa3BB

(Actually it is a google photos link - a service provided by google.)

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Barbra, was the source of that magnificent orange opal given? Mexico? Ethiopia? Orange "crystal" is found in Oz as well but I haven't seen much of it. And I've never seen one with a body color that saturate. Both posted opals are beauties.

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I would put good money on it being Ethiopian.
(as a side note, while a Google photos link isn't exactly a security risk, it is a huge pain to view on a mobile browser.)

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Well, it took me 45 minutes to find the picture again on FaceBook :roll:
No information about stones, but I was able to get the name of the designer: Alessio Boschi

Also the surrounding gems? Sapphires? Topaz? Garnets?


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Thanks for taking the time for research Barbra.

I'm guessing Ethiopian opal and spessartite garnets. As I said, thats a "guess."

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