The World of Gold, Opals and Other Phenomenal Gems

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Datum der Auktion: 20.05.2019

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Black "Picture" Opal

Ligthning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Swirls of vivid green, blue, black, orange, pink appear to describe a landscape and tempestuous skies. Of suitable size for mounting as a ring. Weighing approximately 14.41 carats and measuring 26.06 x 15.39 x 6.22mm

Los #: 660

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Large "Picture" Boulder Opal

Quispie, Quuensland, Australia A large oval cabochon, having an excellent layer of opalization to the surface. The image in the opal appears to depict Mt. Fuji rising above the waves of a turbulent sea. Weighing approximately 120.0 carats and measuring 44.75 x 32.36 x 8.51mm mm

Los #: 661

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Historic Australian Black Opal--"The Glengarry Orchid"

Millionaire's Gully, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This magnificent free-form picture opal, mined in 1972, is unique in the world: having a broad scheen flash of red, graduating to orange, yellow green and finally electric blue and purple at the upper left hand corner, the pattern of

Los #: 662

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Ribbon Pattern Black Opal--"The Butterfly Wing"

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This triangular free-form opal has vivid red play-of-color which appears in a pattern, alternating with ribbons of green and blue. The spectacular display of color, as well as the shape, results in an overall impression of a butterfly wing. Weighing

Los #: 663

Schätzpreis: 70.000 $ - 90.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Rare Double-sided Black Picture Opal-- "Bush Fire Over the Mountain"

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This is a large, thick and spectacular rectangular, cushion-shaped cabochon with a unique feature of having a picture opal to one side displaying predominantly ribbons of rolling flash fire over red, orange and green play-of-color resembling a "bush fire

Los #: 664

Schätzpreis: 120.000 $ - 150.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Boulder Opal Pendant Necklace

Quilpie, Queensland, Australia Thick seams of iridescent opal in blue, green and orange are seen in these eight drilled free-form beads of boulder opal. They are suspended from an adjustable leather cord. Weighing approximately 384 carats. Height of largest bead: 46.3mm

Los #: 665

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Boulder Opal Plaque

Queensland, Australia A rectangular plaque with contour polished face which reveals multi-color bands in a layer of opalisation on brown ironstone matrix. Weighing approximately 38.4 carats and measuring 36.5 x 14.03 x 6.8mm

Los #: 666

Schätzpreis: 900 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Large Boulder Opal Free-form Cabochon--"Yowah Nuts" in Matrix

Yowah, Australia Large, free-formed domed cabochon displaying nodules of opalization in the ironstone matrix. Weighing approxiamately 109.5 carats and measuring 16.63 x 10.8 x 3.9mm

Los #: 667

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Pair of Boulder Opal Cabochons with "Sanskrit" Writing

Yowah, Queensland, Australia Each of oval outline, with brown-ochre matrix, having a vibrant seam of vivid green and blue opal which almost appear to spell out the word "OM" . Om is a sacred sound, a spiritual icon and a mantra which in Sanskrit translates to mean " Source" or "Supreme." Together

Los #: 668

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Pair of "Yowah" Nut Cabochons

Yowah, Queensland, Australia Most likely cut from the same rough, each with rich, dark ironstone with veining of blue and vivid green opalisation. Weighing approximately 15.26 carats and 21.88 carats. Height of each: 25.9 and 25.8mm

Los #: 669

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Boulder Opal and Gold Vermeil Box by Konstantin Libman--"Medusa"

Formed of flat polished panels of fine quality Queensland, Australia boulder opal, book-matched to reveal the mirror pattern on both halves of the lid. The top decorated with gold vermeil decoration of the head of Medusa with 15 white crystal opals from Coober Pedy, Australia forming the snakes

Los #: 670

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Boulder Opal Specimen

Queensland, Australia The face of this attractive specimen is almost entirely covered by a thick layer of opal which shows brilliant blues, vivid neon green, orange and yellow. There is a small portion of opalization on the reverse side as well. The ironstone is a rich brown. The specimen is capable

Los #: 671

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Boulder Opal Intarsia Box by Konstantin Libman

Consisting of polished panels of Queensland, Australia boulder opal, intricately inlaid to create a unique and functional art object. The piano-hinged lid opening to reveal a wood-lined interior. Measuring 6 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

Los #: 671A

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Stunning Black Opal--"The Tempest"

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia A memorable black opal by anyone's definition, "The Tempest", as its owner has dubbed it, displays a malestrom of colors in a "stormy" pattern--yet, rather than having merely broad flash patches, it exhibits parallel striations very reminiscent of a

Los #: 672

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Classic Black Opal with Vivid Red Fire

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This is a Lightning Ridge classic: an opal cabochon, having large flagstone patterns of red and orange together with flashes of electric purple and green, with deep black potch to the reverse side. A beautiful and notable offering to form the center of any

Los #: 673

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Black Opal with Broadflash Play-of-Color

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia An oval cabochon of classic color and proportions, having a rolling broad-flash or flagstone pattern play-of-color with vivid orange as well as green and blue. Weighing approximately 5.83 carats and measuring 16.9 x 11.8 x 5.1m

Los #: 674

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Fine Australian Crystal Opal

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia A fine drop-shaped crystal opal, suitable for mounting as a pendant, with full spectral play-of-color, predominating in orange, yellow, green and blue with hints of red. Weighing approximately 10.69 carats and measuring 26.28 x 14.73 x 4.18mm

Los #: 675

Schätzpreis: 900 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Black Opal

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia A large oval cabochon black crystal opal having full spectral play-of-color predominating in red, orange, vivid green and blue. Weighing approximately 14.73 carats and measuring 19 x 16 x mm

Los #: 676

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Black Opal with Multi-color Fire

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia An oval cabochon black opal with multi-color play-of-fire, and ribbons of bright orange, yellow, red, green and blue. Having some multi-color play-of-fire to the reverse side as well. Weighing approximately 4.37 carats and measuring 17.34 x 9.65 x 3.99mm

Los #: 677

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Light Crystal Opal with Vivid Fire

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia An oval cabochon with excellent visual spread, giving the appearance of a much larger opal, having a confetti pattern play-of-color, predominating in red from one angle and green from another, which when rotated, also displays electric purple. Weighing

Los #: 678

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Crystal Opal with Floral Pattern Play-of-Color

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia An oval cabochon which is suitable for mounting as ring or pendant which is capable of showing both sides. The face of the opal displays a floral pattern of full spectral colors, but predominating in reds. The reverse side having a more minute "pinfire

Los #: 679

Schätzpreis: 13.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Large Black Opal with Blue-Green Fire

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This fine oval cabochon displays an attractive dark black body color and excellent floral pattern play-of-color in blue and green. This is a classic and desirable stone from Lightning Ridge with excellent face-up appeal which would allow it to be mounted

Los #: 680

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Classic Black Opal

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia An oval cabochon having a semi-black black body color and all over harelequin pattern of full spectral play-of-color predominating in red. Weighing approximately 5.57 carats and measuring 18.93 x 14.94 x 3.06mm

Los #: 681

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Large Black Opal with Blue-Green Fire

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia A classic, large oval cabochon with electric purple overtones having vivid green and turquoise blue play-of-color dependent upon the angle of observation. Weighing approximately 38.86 carats and measuring 36.8 x 23.5 x 7.07mm

Los #: 682

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Classic Black "Nobby" Opal

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Vivid and truly "present" color in opal is rarely seen. The current offering is an oval opal cabochon which has predominantly red rolling flash with orange, yellow, green, blue flash as well. This is a classic ring-sized stone for the knowledgeable

Los #: 683

Schätzpreis: 35.000 $ - 45.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Pair of Black Opal Drops

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Suitable for mounting as earrings, this is a pair of free-form drop-shaped opals predominating in electric blue flash with vivid green, weighing 13.46 and measuring 31.57 x 11.56 x 5.82mm; and the second drop, weighing approximatley 13.45 carats and

Los #: 684

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Large and Important Black Opal--"The Black Knight Opal"

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia A large pear-shaped drop of rich, deep black body color with large areas of rolling flash and sheen of vivid orange, green and blue. Of suitable size for mounting as a pendant, with contour polished face revealing this brilliant play of color with a

Los #: 685

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Very Fine Crystal Opal--"The Victoria Opal"

Coober Pedy, South Australia A large oval cabochon, with cream body color having a full spectral play-of-color including dominant orange, yellow, green and electric purple. Weighing approximately 192.75 carats and measuring 58 x 43mm

Los #: 686

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Opalized Clam Shell

Coober Pedy, South Australia This lovely specimen displays all the right gem-quality characteristics which one would wish to see in an opalized fossil: great transparency, bright colors and overall play-of-color. Weighing approximately 1.65 carats and measuring 13.8 x 9.07 x 4.23mm

Los #: 687

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 400 $

Datum: 20.05.2019

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Fine Crystal Opal

Mintabie, Australia A well-formed, pleasing oval cabochon having extensive red fire with flashes of green and orange also present. Weighing approximately 8.70 carats and measuring 17.71 x 13.43 x 6.21mm

Los #: 688

Schätzpreis: 900 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 20.05.2019