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~ Moss opalite cab ~

Offered here is a cabochon of moss opalite, from Australia, also known as dendritic opalite. This unusual form of opal features an intricate display of black spidery dendrites which stand out wonderfully against a background of vibrant mustard yellow. This one's all the more desireable because of its open areas of intense color; too much moss overwhelms the color, making it appear muddy. I've set bright yellow opalites like this one in both gold and silver with beautiful results, but I think the contrast of a silver mounting would show it off best. Of course, that's for you to decide! The cab has a nicely rounded dome of 5.5mm, a crisp designer 'catseye' shape, and a slick glassy polish both front and back.

Size: 52x16mm
Weight: approximately 30 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale



Moss opalite

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