Featured What is this stone or whatever you call it?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by gauntlettgems, Dec 9, 2022.

  1. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    I am thinking this is man-made something. Opal doublet or? I’ve never seen it other than the Mexican water opals that are blue

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I don't know what those are....but they're cool as all get out !!!!!
     
  3. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    You're right, it's synthetic opal. Most varieties are more white, blue or green.
    Usually it's sliced across the grain, giving the stone a spotty look, more like a natural opal. But the pieces in this bracelet appear to be cut length wise along the grain, so it has a striped appearance.
    It's a wild color, isn't it?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2022
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    could they be some type of rough Mexican opals...?
     
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    sniped by Stracci........:hilarious:...:(:(
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    & G-Gems....of course !!!;)
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    fire opals......?
     
  8. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    Look at this. I just want a chunk to play with!

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  9. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    Those are neat!!! Ty guys
     
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  10. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    I prefer these man made opals cut this way! Glorious!
     
  11. I don't recall ever seeing this before. The colors are so vibrant!
     
  12. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    I had never either. I love it in red
     
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  13. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

  14. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    Ty!
     
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